Project Ballet

Jan–May 2017
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 thought the residency was wonderful. We got to see our students in a different light outside of academics. It was great to see them come out of their shells and try something new. We also discovered some hidden talents. Our best moment was seeing one of our shyest students get on stage and perform. — 4th Grade Teacher, Queens


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