Photo of the Week – December 5, 2011

Teaching Artist Michelle Seabreeze leads the students in warm-up exercises.
(Photo Credit: Fabian Saucedo)  

Students from PS 20‘s 3rd grade Urban Arts Dance integration shared the work they’ve done in dance and social studies at Dixon Place Theater. The students had the opportunity to visit the American Ballet Workshop with Frank Sinatra High School the week before, this time they were onstage in a professional theater!

This was their project description: “We will explore our place in the world through dance and its many significant uses in cultures around the world. Our class will understand and become aware of our bodies, how to explore various types of movements, and how to use this information to tell a story of the culture and/or location being explored.”

Here’s what teaching artist Michelle Seabreeze had to say:

“It was an amazing experience, for myself, as well as the students. The students had a wonderfully professional experience performing in the space, as a result of the use of the entire space as well as a special treat watching themselves projected on the large screen. The teachers and parents were extremely impressed!”

Students wrote about their experience after the event. One student shared this statement:

“I would like to say that Urban Arts is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, because now music will be my inspiration when I grow up.”

To see more photos from the PS 20 Skill Share at Dixon Place Theater, clickhere.
Thank you to Dixon Place Theater for providing the space for this event.