Rave On!

In accordance with our mission statement, FREE educational programs are offered on behalf of the Surf Ballroom and Museum to area schools. These programs will be taught on-site or in the classroom Monday - Friday from September 14, 2015 - May 27, 2016 between the hours of 9-11:30am. Each class is approximately 30 minutes in length.

For more information or to schedule a program, contact education coordinator Mallory Huffman at (641) 357-6151 or education@surfballroom.com with the following information:
   - School District
   - Contact Name
   - Phone Number
   - Address
   - Grade Level and Class Size
   - Program choice
   - Date and Time Requested


Program Offerings

Dig It!  |  Grade Level: PreK-1

Holly, Bopper, Bamba  |  Grade Level: 2-5

Rock 'n' Roll 101  |  Grade Level: 4-12

Fifties Forever  |  Grade Level: PreK-12 *On-Site ONLY

Dig It!  |  Grade Level: PreK-1

Music of the 1950's will be explored through books, songs and movement. Time will be spent looking at the types of instruments used during the Rock 'n' Roll era as well at learning the Hand-Jive!

Holly, Bopper, Bamba  |  Grade Level: 2-5
In this lesson, students will explore the lives of Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens. Using books, songs, dance and instruments, students will learn the importance of each artist and their impact on the Rock 'n' Roll era.

Rock 'n' Roll 101  |  Grade Level: 4-12
This lesson reflects on the history of the Surf Ballroom and the Winter Dance Party. Students will be exposed to video clips, museum artifacts and songs of various artists who have had a significant impact on Rock 'n' Roll history.

Fifties Forever  |  Grade Level: PreK-12 *On-Site ONLY
A unique tour of the Surf Ballroom! Activies include: a short video, special keepsake for each student and a scavenger hunt-Ballroom style (1 hour)
Pack a lunch, sit in a booth and experience those songs that changed rock 'n' roll forever out on the dance floor. (2 hours)