Program: ten in-school workshops, teacher professional development session, lecture demonstration, NYCB student matinee performance
Grade levels: 3rd – 5th grade
Cost: $650 per class
Engage students through New York City Ballet’s dynamic choreography, and invite them to learn about inspiration as a vehicle for creating art. By examining dyamic works by NYCB Founding Choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, students will be challenged to think critically, act creatively, and engage collaboratively as they learn how to choreograph their own group dances. NYCB Teaching Artists lead ten in-school movement workshops that focus on the creative process, culminating in a presentation of student generated choreography. Students also attend a lecture demonstration and a live performance at Lincoln Center.
"I think it helps students come out of their shells and sometimes the students who start out the quietest end up being the stars of the show! The program offers them the opportunity to learn important life skills such as teamwork, cooperation, and hard work in order to come together and produce an amazing original dance." — 5th Grade Teacher, Queens
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