East Village Community School

Arts Partner Since 2015.  In-School Dance Residency.  Serving 1st Grade. Funding for Notes in Motion’s ongoing arts partnership with East Village Community School has been provided by City Council Member Margaret Chin.

School Population Demographics
K-5, 259 students; 58% White; 22% Hispanic; 10% Black; 10% Asian; 24% economically disadvantaged; 24% special education


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

On 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.

“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

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


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.


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

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