School Program History
Since 2000, Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre has brought arts programs to over 30 schools and over 10,000 students in New York City. We have programs in all 5 boroughs and reach diverse student populations from PreK-12. As a vendor of the NYC Department of Education, our programs reflect the Common Core Learning Standards and align with the DOE Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance.
We create long-lasting arts partnerships with schools and inspire the greater community of that school with the beauty, magic, and vitality of dance. We do not offer any cookie-cutter programs. Each program is custom-tailored to the specific needs and population of each school partner. We work collaboratively with classroom teachers at every stage from program planning, implementation, performance/community sharing, assessment, and evaluation. Our Teaching Artists guide students through a unique creative process, creating connections with other academic subjects and fostering active learning — students are creators, improvisors, and collaborators. We have an Education Ensemble of 32 experienced Teaching Artists with extensive performance and choreography backgrounds in several dance styles and techniques.
Current Program Partners
Manhattan: PS 63, East Village Community School, Murry Bergtraum High School
Brooklyn: PS 312, PS 323
Bronx: PS 78, PS 112
Queens: Child Center of NY @ PS 89
Past Program Partners
Manhattan: PS 41, PS 87, PS 721, Gddard Riverside After-School Center, The Brearley School, The Philip Coltoff Center
Brooklyn: PS 247, PS 92, PS 93, PS 67, Academy for Young Writers
Queens: PS 7, PS 60, PS 81, PS 89, PS 107, PS 127, PS 171, PS 214, PS 237,MS 355, Collaborative Arts Middle School
Bronx: The Bronx Charter School for the Arts
Long Island: Hebrew Academy for the Five Towns and the Rockaways
Staten Island: PS 13