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.
March 05, 2020 — Students from Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre along with their African Dance Instructors Fatima & David Alston performed at the company’s 20th Anniversary Gala event at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC.
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
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.
- 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.
East Village Community School, Manhattan Fundamentals of Dance: Space, Time & Energy Movement Workshop April 1, 2017, —East Village Community School families had an opportunity to participate in a Creative Dance Workshops based on Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre’s evening length piece, Refuge.