Participants moving onstage during a community event at East Village Community School, Manhattan

Arts Partner Since 2015.  K-5, 259 students; 58% White; 22% Hispanic; 10% Black; 10% Asian; 24% economically disadvantaged; 24% special education 

East Village Community School children, families and educators are committed to learning through a balanced academic and social curriculum.  Students are encouraged to explore their world while building upon their unique strengths, interests, and learning styles.

It is our priority to provide an environment where all children and all families are valued, welcomed, cared for and supported.  East Village Community School students learn the importance of community building, social responsibility, and conflict resolution.

Our goal is for EVCS graduates to be confident and kind, academically prepared, and ready to contribute towards positive social change in the community and world around them.

PreK-5th Afters-School Program (Fall 2019) Teaching Artist: Erke Roosen

“He was very happy to participate in this dance program!” - parent

“It was a pleasure to see the students participating as a group to create a dance” - parent

Poetry Carnival (Spring 2019) K-5th Grade Teaching Artists: Morgan Hurst, Ashley McQueen, Sarah Starkweather

Dancing Across Generations: Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre Performance and Community Event  (Winter 2018) 

On March 3, 2018, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre performed a preview of their new work, Crossroads, and led an interactive workshop for audience members. The event provided an opportunity for parents, grandparents, siblings, and students to experience the creativity of dance-making together.

The Language of Dance: Modern and Ballet Residency (Winter/Spring 2017) 1st Grade (50 students, 2 class groups, 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Michelle Maso

VIDEO of Culminating Event | Part 1

VIDEO of Culminating Event | Part 2

Fundamentals of Dance | Space, Time & Energy (Community Event) Spring 2017

On March 25, 2017 and April 1, 2017, Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater presented an excerpt of our developing work, 'Refuge, at our Manhattan partner school, followed by an interactive workshop exploring rhythm, pattern, motif, partnering, trust, and impulse.

Hip-Hop Dance Residency (Fall 2015/Winter 2016) 5th Grade (25 students, 1 class group, 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Carlita Ector

In-School Workshop (Spring 2015) 4th Grade (25 students, 1 class group, 1-session) Teaching Artist: Shiduan Campbell