PS 78—Bronx


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Arts Partner Since 2008.  In-School Dance Residency Programs.  Serving 1st – 4th Grades. Funding for Notes in Motion’s ongoing arts partnership with PS 78 Bronx has been provided by the Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council for the Arts, and City Council Member Andy King

School Population Demographics:
K-5, 794 students; 72% Black, 20% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 6% White; 86% economically disadvantaged; 19% special education

Dance Residency 2nd-5th Grade (6) 2nd grade, two (2) 3rd grades, two (2) 4th grade and two (2) 5th grade class groups (12 classes total) with 20-sessions total Teaching Artist:  Annalisa Ledson

“The dance program made me feel so good and awesome!” —student

“The students are more expressive in their interactions with each other.” — teacher

"The program helped my son to broaden his imagination.” — parent

Making Dances and Talking with our Bodies (Spring 2008) 2nd-4th Grades (200 students, 11 class groups 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Jessica Danser, Tami Mansfield

Thinking with Our Bodies (Fall 2008 - 2009) 2nd Grade (160 students, 7 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Dancer, Tami Mansfield

Dance and Poetry (Spring 2009) 4th Grade (170 students, 8 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser, Tami Mansfield

Thinking Like a Dancer (Fall 2009) 2nd Grade (50 students, 2 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser, Tami Mansfield

Thinking Like a Dancer (Winter 2009) 2nd Grade (150 students, 7 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser, Tami Mansfield

Dance and Poetry (Winter 2010) 4th Grade (100 students, 4 class sessions, 8-sessions) Teaching Artists: Jessica Danser

A Dancer’s Toolkit (Winter 2012) 3rd Grade (100 students, 4 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski and Catherine Coury

The Dancing Me and The Dancing Us (Winter 2013) 2nd Grade (100 students, 4 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Shara Harrad and Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch

Making New Connections (Winter 2013- Spring 2014) 2nd Grade (125 students, 5 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artists: Fana Fraser and Torrey McAnena

PS 78X Dance and Literacy Residency 2015 (Winter 2014- 2015) 2nd Grade (125 students, 5 class groups, 15-sessions) Teaching Artists: Shidaun Campbell and Emily Pacilio

Language of the Body, Art of the Words (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016) 1st Grade (150 students, 6 class groups, 20-sessions) Teaching Artist: Annalisa Ledson *Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre also presented a performance for over 250 students