Notes in Motion offers Community Programs and Out-of School Time on evenings and weekends. These programs include workshops in different dance styles and techniques, get moving programs, nutrition and lifestyle coaching — interactive learning that multi-generations experience together. Programs include: group discussion, physical dance classes, small group creative exploration, critical feedback, work sharing, work time, props, costumes, live and recorded music, and writing exercises. Community programs can be linked to community goals, challenges, and social issues or organize around the process of making dance theatre. Most community programs culminate in a performance presentation created by program participants.
In addition to Notes in Motion Community Programs and Workshops, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre performs selections from its rich repertory at our partner schools. Some performances are followed by a workshop or discussion with audiences about the content/theme/style of the performance, careers in dance, as well as training, rehearsing, and understanding the process of creating dance.
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Dance for your Dinner | May 2021 | CS Coach House, High Falls, NY
Why We Dance | A Virtual Gala | Thursday, February 25, 2021
NYC Gender Conference | Move Like You: Celebrating Your Authentic Self Through Movement | October 24-25, 2020
New Women New Yorkers | Leadership, Creativity, and Movement | Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Center for Social Innovation
Dance & Poetry Carnival at East Village Community School May 10, 2019 — East Village Community School students participated in a Poetry Contest and the winners’ poems were featured in Notes in Motion’s Community Program where we created dances with the student poetry.
Open Jazz Class, Urban Assembly School of the Arts May 4, 2019 VIEW video of event
Credit Suisse Volunteer Event, Making a Difference with Dance: Integrated Arts Education Practice, Process, and Stewardship. October 5, 2018 — PS 63 S.T.A.R. Academy in Manhattan | Notes in Motion Teaching Artists, volunteers from Credit Suisse, and 3rd and 4th grade students from PS 63 worked together in small groups to create an original dance performance that involved shape-making, collective sculpture, locomotor movement, and a unison dance phrase.
Parent Workshop at PS 78 Anne Hutchinson, Bronx April 18, 2018 — Notes in Motion Teaching Artists participated in a 60-minute PARENT WORKSHOP with a focus on engaging families in our dance partnership. Parents got up on stage and danced and discussed the value of having dance as part of their child’s day.
Dance Performance at PS 63 STAR Academy, March 22, 2018 — Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre performed an excerpt of Crossroads during the culminating dance residency event at our flagship partner school, PS 63 Star Academy, Manhattan.
Dance Performance and Workshop for Parents and Childern at East Village Community School, Manhattan March 3, 2018 — This community program is intended to cross generations and to provide an opportunity for parents, grandparents, siblings, and students to experience the creativity of dance-making together. Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre performed an preview of their new work, Crossroads, and then lead interactive workshops for audience members.
Credit Suisse Volunteer Event, Making a Difference with Dance October 6, 2017 — To launch our 2017-2018 dance residency at PS 63 Manhattan, students and Credit Sussie Volunteers worked together to create an original dance performance that involved shape-making, collective sculpture, locomotor movement, and a unison dance phrase.
Murry Bergtraum High School, Manhattan May 17, 2017 — Murry Bergtraum Families had an opportunity to take advantage of an evening to move around, have fun and get healthy. Dance genres included:
- Tone and Stretch taught by Sarah Starkweather
- African Dance taught by Carlita Ector
- Hip Hop Dance taught by Skye Montante
May 13, 2017— Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre performed an excerpt of Refuge and had a brief Q&A talk back. After the performacne the dancers lead a creative workshop with audience members.