IS 237 Learns Samba

Students from the after school dance program at IS 237 in Flushing, Queens recently went on a field trip to participate in a Samba dance class led by and instructor from the Djoniba Company at the Peridance Capezio Dance Center.  This semester, they have been exploring various dance styles from South America that have African influences, and they have been developing a new dance piece that incorporates movements from various cultures to be performed in May.  This was a great opportunity for the students to build on their after school work in a professional dance setting.

“The class was very interesting because we learned something new and it was very energetic.” – Carla, 7th grade

“It was a good experience.  I liked the steps because they were really fast, and it was also fun.” – Samrhiddi, 6th grade

“We learned steps from a different culture & it was extremely fast!  We all messed up at one point, but as we did, we learned new things and had a lot of fun!” – Minah, 6th grade