Students dancing in a culminating event at Child Center of NY at PS 89, Queens

Arts Partner Since 2010. K-12, 2022 students; 77% Hispanic, 21% Asian, 2% White; 41% ELL; 59% economically disadvantaged; 18% special education

Funding for Notes in Motion’s arts partnership with PS 89 has been provided by a NYSCA grant.

The Child Center of New York helps at-risk children and youth succeed in life. They provide family intervention, youth development, counseling and home visiting services that keep families healthy and intact.


Ballet as Creative Experience: Exploring Seasons (Fall 2016-Spring 2017) 2nd Grade (50 students, 3-class groups, 22-sessions) Teaching Artist: Geneva Jenkins

Creative Ballet After-School Program (Fall 2015-Spring 2016) 1st Grade (2-class groups; 26-sessions) Teaching Artist: Lisa Graziano

Movement of the Seasons (Winter 2015-Spring 2015) Kindergarten (2-class groups; 14-sessions) Teaching Artist: Maria Duarte

Our Bodies and the Seasons (Winter-Spring 2015) Kindergarten (1-class group; 13-sessions) Teaching Artist: Maira Duarte

Five Boroughs (Summer 2014) 1st Grade (2 class groups, 6-sessions) Teaching Artist: Jennifer Donnello

Musical Theatre/Broadway Dance (Spring 2014) 3rd Grade, (3-class groups, 11-sessions) Teaching Artist: Sonja Dale

A better me, A better world.  Citizenship, Collaboration, Individualism, and Self-Esteem (Summer 2013) 3rd Grade (2-class groups, 15-sessions) Teaching Artist: Sonja Dale

Technique and Creation (Winter-Spring 2013) 4th-5th Grade (4-class groups, 15-sessions) Teaching Artist: Sonja Dale

After-School Dance Program (Spring 2012) 5th Grade (2-class groups, 9-sessions) Teaching Artist: Anastasia Niemann

“Dance can play a part in everyone’s life no matter who you are”—student

“This kind of program is definitely helpful for improving creativity”—parent

“Students were more comfortable & open to their classmates”—teacher