We are in our second year of partnership with The Neighborhood School, Manhattan! Students grades 2nd-5th had 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 practiced performance quality, weight shifts, and improvised movement based off of their knowledge of African dance.
School Population Demographics:
PreK-2, 283 students; 36% Hispanic, 11% Black, 5% Asian, 46% White, 3% Multiracial; 3% ELL; 41% economically disadvantaged; 24% special education.
Fall 2018 African Dance Residency
African Dance Residency (Fall/Winter 2018)
2nd-5th Grade (7-class groups; 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Fatima Logan-Alston; Accompanist: David Alston
During this residency, students explored traditional African dance fundamentals and rhythms.
African Dance Residency (Winter 2017)
3rd-5th Grade (50-students, 5-class groups; 10-sessions) Teaching Artist: Carlita Ector & David Alston