Arts

Past Performances

The little mermaid  Peter Pan  The Jungle Book  Disney's Aladdin Kids  Cinderella Kids  The Lion King

Music

The goal of our music program is to foster an understanding of the fundamentals of music and to give students the opportunity to explore their musical talents.

Students can do this through experiences in singing, playing instruments, performing rhythms, moving to music, composing, and listening. They develop the ability to read and notate music. Critical thinking skills are used when playing and creating music. String instruments are available for upper-grade students to learn, such as violin, viola, cello, and double bass. There is also a school chorus. Students perform throughout the school year and are trained to become successful in the language of music!

TADA Youth Theater

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Since 1984, TADA!’s mission is to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently.

TADA! is a unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences.

TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for the Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as musical theater residencies in NYC schools and community centers. Through TADA!’s high-quality work, young people’s self-confidence and creativity are enhanced, which develops advanced skills in leadership, communication, responsibility, collaboration, and problem-solving – skills that help with growing up and are essential to their success both in school and in life

Marquis Studios

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Marquis Studios is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing arts-­in­‐education services to 150 New York City public schools annually. They strive to develop a strong partnership between artists and teachers by providing arts programs to supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques. Each residency or workshop focuses on a specific visual or performing arts discipline selected by school staff and administration.

Ballet Hispánico

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Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latino dance organization in the United States, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for nearly 50 years. Whether dancing on stage, in school, or in the street, Ballet Hispánico creates a space where few institutions are breaking ground.

The organization’s founder, National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez, sought to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. Today, Ballet Hispánico is led by Eduardo Vilaro, an acclaimed choreographer and former member of the Company, whose vision of social equity, cultural identity and quality arts education for all drives its programs.

Ballet Hispánico, a role model in and for the Latino community, is inspiring creativity and social awareness in our neighborhoods and across the country by providing access to arts education

Dancing Classrooms

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Dancing Classrooms’ mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the art of social dance. Their vision is to help create schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive.

Through standards-based, in-school residencies, they use the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are inherent in every child. The maturity necessary to dance together foster respect, teamwork, confidence and a sense of joy and accomplishment, which they hope to bring to every child. Ballroom dance is the medium we use to nurture these qualities.