Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre a vendor of NYC Department of Education, offers a wide array of residency, professional development, interactive performance, and after-school programs that teach dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, African dance, Latin dance, hip hop, tap, musical theater, and more. Our dance programs combine technical skill-based instruction with creative exercises and foster self-discovery, risk-taking, and individual leadership. As an aggregate, the breakdown of the demographics of the students we serve are: 6% Asian; 39% Black, 44% Latino, 10% White; 8% English Language Learners; 21% Students with Special Needs

Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre a vendor of NYC Department of Education, offers a wide array of residency, professional development, interactive performance, and after-school programs that teach dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, African dance, Latin dance, hip hop, tap, musical theater, & more.

BEING AN AGENT OF CHANGE 
Notes in Motion/Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre is rooted in our mission of offering access, nurturing community, and promoting individual expression and freedom. Our dance education programs in the NYC schools offer students tools to express themselves, engage with their peers, and gain a more well rounded school experience. Through sharing and providing access to this inclusive learning model, we are engaged in the critical work of breaking down barriers of systematic racism and oppression. We actively recruit diverse teaching artists, dancers, staff, and board to reflect, empower, and celebrate the diverse populations we serve. We are steadfast in our commitment to equity and change and driven to show up with vulnerability in an open dialogue with our schools, audiences, patrons, volunteers, and supporters. It is a privilege to share the joy of dance, offering students and audiences in-roads to discover inspiration, meaning, and joy. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, I have gratitude for our diverse community and the lessons learned. I am also humbled by the work that lays ahead. We enter our third decade of dance making, sharing, and educating with a dedication to foster equality, access, and opportunity to all. — Amanda Selwyn, Artistic/Executive Director

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During this time of unprecedented change, we are committed to offering our school partners video dance activities for different ages and dance styles to keep students moving, creating, and discovering joy at home with their caregivers.  Find out more.

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Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre has been giving back to the community for 20 years. Our dynamic dance education programs have inspired over 68,000 NYC children. The arts are an essential fabric of our culture. See to to it that the arts thrive.
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“My favorite thing to do in in class is improv; we can do our own dance to show our creativity.”
"Based on the exposure to other dances and cultures some students are now more interested to learn about the languages spoken by their classmates and information about their culture."
"Through dance I got to know myself better and stepped out of my comfort zone".
"13 years of dance programs in elementary schools with my kids and this one stands out as the best ever."