Jan – May 2020
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.
"This was a great opportunity for my students to go outside of their comfort zone and gain confidence through facing the challenges of creating movement and collaborating with peers."—5th Grade Teacher, Queens
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