PS 63—Manhattan

 

Arts Partner Since 2008.  In-School Dance Residency and After-School Programs serving Pre-K – 5th Grade.  Funding for Notes in Motion’s ongoing arts partnership with PS 63 STAR Academy has been provided by a NYS Violence Prevention Grant and City Council Member Rosie Mendez.

School Population Demographics: 
PreK-5, 182 students; 65% Hispanic, 19% Black, 5% Asian, 10% White; 6% ELL; 85% economically disadvantaged; 35% special education 

PreK After-School Program 

PS 63 STAR Academy : Pre-K After-School Program (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)  Teaching Artists: AJ Sharp, Carlita Ector, Geneva Jenkins, Gina Borden, Manon Hallay, Rachel Schemenaur, Samsam Yung

PS 63 STAR Academy : Pre-K After-School Program (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)  Teaching Artists: Shara Harad, Natalie MacKessy, Aya Saotome, Anne Marie Robson Smock, Lonnie Stanton, Carlita Victoria

PS 63 STAR Academy : Pre-K After-School Program (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016) Teaching Artists:Carlita Ector, Geneva Jenkins, Lonnie Stanton, Robert Moore, Aya Saotome, Thomas Bond, Gina Borden

Dance Residency Grades 1-5 

Dance Residency Grades K-5 (8 class groups, 10-sessions for grades K-2, 19-sessions for grades 3-4 and 18-sessions for 5th grade) Teaching Artist: Anna Reyes, Carlita Ector

"Dance taught me to believe in myself."— student, PS 63

"The students became more comfortable with taking risks and trying new things.”— teacher, PS 63

"Good program to teach kids confidence.”— parent, PS 63

Thinking Like a Dancer (Fall 2009) 3rd Grade (50 students, 2 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Jules Skloot

Thinking, Performing, Creating Like a Dancer (Fall 2010 - Winter 2011 3rd-5th Grade (80 students, 4 class groups, 20-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jules Skloot, Diane Tomasi, Rebecca Pappas

Dancing Around the World;  The Science of Dance: Exploring the Work of Merce Cunningham; Dance Map: Exploring the Work of Bill T. Jones.( Winter 2011) 3rd-5th Grade (80 students, 4 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jules Skloot, Diane Tomasi

Choreography and Technique (Fall 2010 - Winter 2011) Grades 1st-5th (100 students, 5 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Jules Skloot, Megan Minturn

Choreography and Technique (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013) 1st - 5th Grade (100 students, 5 class groups, 20-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Dancer-Schwarz, and Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski

Dance Styles, Choreography, and Technique (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014) Grades 1st-5th (100 students, 5 class groups, 20-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser-Schwarz, Fatima Logan, and Kayt MacMaster

Dance Styles, Choreography, and Technique (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015) Grades 1st-5th (100 students5 class groups, 20-sessions) Teaching Artist: Jessica Danser-Schwarz, Fatima Logan, Natalie MacKessy

PS 63 STAR Academy 2015-2016 Dance Residency (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016) Grades 1st - 5th (180 students, 6 class groups, 20-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser with Carlita Ector, Emily Pacilio, Thomas Bond, and Robert Moore