IS529 One World MS, Bronx

Arts Partner since 2017-2018. K-12, 345 students; 55% Black, 34% Hispanic, 8% Asian/Indian, 3% White; 7% ELL; 82% economically disadvantaged; 25% special education.   VIEW One World Middle School Website 

School Mission: We are committed to teaching our Ambassadors the relevancy of being a critical thinker, developing perseverance and patience when taking on challenges. We will teach them how to become a well- rounded citizen of society that has fact based views based on solid evidence and collaboration. We will also ensure them the confidence and appropriate dialogue needed to articulate their thoughts when speaking their minds.

Young Choreographers: Reinventing Jazz and Modern Dance (Winter/Spring 2019) 6th Grade (4-class groups; 9-sessions) Teaching Artist: Ashley McQueen

Throughout this residency, students were taught basic technical skills from various Modern Dance techniques (such as Graham, Horton, and Limon) and Jazz Dance techniques (such as Luigi, Fosse and Dunham), as well as choreographic skills and an understanding of using improvisation as a tool for composition. Students also learned how to organize creative ideas into their own dances through choreographic tools, including level changes, qualitative shifts, body shapes, rhythm, locomotive pathways, and performance qualities. 

Jazz Dance: A Community Groove (Winter/Spring 2018) 3rd Grade (50 students, 2-class groups; 14-sessions) Teaching Artist: Sarah Starkweather, Rosie Jo Neddy

Dance Residency (Winter/Spring 2017) 3rd Grade (50 students, 2-class groups; 14-sessions) Teaching Artist: Ashley McQueen