WASHINGTON D.C. — Paige Hernandez, a local stage performer, alternates a demanding showbiz career with a job using song and dance to teach students of all ages.
Hernandez works with Arena Stage a performing arts center that hosts a variety of youth education programs. She also works with Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through The Arts, which focuses on teaching 3- to 5-year-olds their normal curriculum through song, dance and puppetry.
Creating her own curriculum, Hernandez teaches kids to count using things like “The Math Dance.” Her efforts have helped students from preschool to college to learn subjects that are normally taught straight out of a textbook.
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