NEW Arts Partner 2018-2019
We are excited to partner with Brooklyn School of Music and Theatre this year! Students will have an opportunity to participate in a 10-week African Dance residency. Sessions will included traditional African dance fundamentals and rhythms such as Lamban, DunDunba, Sinte, and more. They were introduced to African dance terminology such as breaks, rhythms, and traditional African garb. Students will practice performance quality, weight shifts, and improvised movement based off of their knowledge of African dance.
School Population Demographics:
Grades 9th-12th, 315 students; 15% Hispanic, 82% Black, 1% Asian, 2% White, 1% Multiracial; 2% ELL; 84% economically disadvantaged; 20% special education.
West African, Latin, and Literacy Dance Residency
9th-12th Grade (7-class groups, 15-sessions) Teaching Artist: Fatima Logan-Alston