Realize Your Dream is a collaboration of experiential programming that uses performing arts to spark and enrich inspiration - built upon the traditions and legacy of the Kids From Wisconsin. This is a constant evolution and intersection for teachers and learners, where workshops, residences and classroom sessions are designed for all age groups and ability levels.
Written by music educators and performing arts professionals, we created residency programs which offer high energy and interactive sessions for all ages, with one common goal: every child deserves the opportunity to experience and enjoy the world of music
RYD programming is free to qualifying schools and organizations!
Residencies have proven to be an integral component in either supplementing or enhancing a curriculum in a classroom or extracurricular setting. Whether they become an appreciator of the arts or sessions inspire them to pursue the performing arts, our trained professional teaching artists assist students in developing social-emotional skills, communication skills, and more!
About Our Residencies
Music In Me
Created for youth that have little to no access to music education or appreciation in an elementary classroom, Music In Me opens the door to the importance of music in their life. This uses interactive tools from all performing arts angles and is based in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Music Standards.
The class ends with a final performance showcase, leaving them empowered with the ability to connect to their community with music understanding.
For 3rd-5th grade students
Music With My Friends
Inspiring middle to high school students to develop and showcase their performing attributes, Music With My Friends teaches positive and inspirational vocals, challenging choreography, and collaborative coaching -all wrapped in a high energy team building atmosphere. All abilities are welcome to this program, which focuses on showcasing the performers in a safe space, while also giving individual opportunities to those that want to shine and step out of their comfort zone.
The 12-20 minute final performance in this class is complete with choreography and high-energy!
For 6th-8th grade students (with expansion up to 12th)
10 to 12-session program
Introducing our NEW programs ...
Music In Me 2
Music In Us
Let your students unwind and TAKE 5 with our
5-session performing arts residencies
For all grade levels and all areas of the arts:
Basic music theory
Sessions can correspond with musicals, concerts, or presentations OR they can pre-selected from our offerings based in core-curriculum content:
Science: Wild Things (Earth & Animals)
Math: Dr. Treblemaker's Music Machine
English Language Arts: Lyrical Literacy
Who Run the World? Girls!
Social-Emotional Learning: This Is Me
Music In Me 2
Designed for 3rd - 5th grade students
Based in Wisconsin DPI Music Standards
12-session program that expands upon topics and content covered in Music In Me.
Best suited for schools and organizations who wish to continue their partnership with Realize Your Dream and make our programming an integral part of their offerings.
Just like Music In Me, the program culminates in a showcase of 2-3 songs that can be tailored to your organizations needs.
Music In Us
Designed for K-2nd grade students
Based in Wisconsin's DPI Music Standards
5-session program that introduces fundamental music concepts and music appreciation to young learners.
Best suited for schools and organizations looking to bring prepare their young students for more challenging programs or who are looking to add onto their Music In Me sessions.
Culminates in a showcase of one song for families, teachers, and administrators.
"This was an awesome experience that benefited our students in so many ways. I have seen [them] come our of their shells and confidently step into new roles while gaining knowledge of music notes and self. Kids From Wisconsin's Teaching Artists made learning fun and simple every step of the way."
Jody Rhodes, Executive Director of Neu-Life Community Development
Our current school and community partners ...
Roosevelt Creative Arts Middle School
For more information or to determine your eligibility for free programming please contact our community enrichment and education department below.
Ashley Patin, Community Education Director
During the summer tour...
During our summer tour, we invite youth ages 7-14 to our free performing arts workshops.
During this 1-hour session, participants have a choice to hang with the band to create their own music composition or learn portions of the choreography from the show with the singers and dancers. Participants also have the opportunity to visit our lighting and sound booths to learn about the technical aspects of a KFW show.
After a showcase of their work, participants experience an interactive breakdown of music with the band, and a reflection and inspirational talkback session where we celebrate our successes that day and their love of performing.
These highly sought after free classes taught by our staff and esteemed alumni are one-of-a-kind.
Ranging from performance tips and industry insights to creating your brand and building a resume, our Master Classes have something for everyone.
Right now, you are able to attend these free learning opportunities from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. Our teachers are excited and ready to share their wealth of knowledge.
"The information I got in the Master Class just by itself was more than I learned from anyone in person or on youtube, I highly recommend it to anyone!"
Are you interested in teaching a master class? We are looking for teachers!
Do you have knowledge you want to share with others? Are there skills and information you wish you knew when you started in your profession? We are always looking for professionals to teach our master classes. Reach out to us today if you're interested or want to learn more about teaching a master class.
Use and view our past classes!
We are excited to be able to share past master classes for viewing, sharing, or using for teaching purposes. if you are interested in viewing or using a past class, please reach out to us via email. Below is a list of past classes.
What Makes Directors Hire
Commanding The Stage
Stage, Screen, and the Music Scene - Breaking Into L.A.
Get Camera Ready - Putting You in the Best Virtual Spotlight
Nail Your Next Vocal Audition
Essential Trumpet Techniques
Acting In Song
Creative Show Design
Discovering and Developing Your Brand
The Artist Within Me
How to Succeed In Today's Music Industry
When the world became virtual, we found ways to have our Kids connect with our communities. At Home was created to give our fans a look behind the curtain and get tips, tricks and everything in-between straight from our Kids themselves.