Six-week day-time dance residencies per academic semester starting in the spring of 2019 (to occur in approximately October-November and February-March of each academic year) in ballet, contemporary dance, and tango, with professional development and literacy components. Program to be implemented in lieu of physical education or as an arts integration program (English, ESL and/or ITT). Dance classes can be taught in a classroom, if preferred;
Each dance residency will be taught in each school by one or more dance artists with experience teaching public school children of various ages (elementary, middle school and high school);
Each of the Accent Dance teachers will be available to teach students at least two times per week between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Career Day at the school will feature dancers from various professional companies, including the Cuban National Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and Dance Theater of Harlem, as well as one or more NYC choreographers, professional dance teachers, and others;
Parent’s Night for students, faculty, and parents;
Pre- and post-implementation planning with teachers and administrators;
Pre- and post-survey to share with school community;
Scholarships for select students to pursue his or her dance training at one or more professionally-run dance studios in New York City, Westchester, or other convenient location;
Year-end performance (May/June) by Accent Dance’s professional dancers at the school;
End-of-residency performance of students from each participating high school;
Year-end top tier, professional stage performance, along with transportation to and from the school to performance site, for regularly-participating students at Lincoln Center or elsewhere.
FEES AND EXPENSES
ECIZF would bear all costs and expenses of the program in the first academic semester (September-December); a flat fee of $2,500 will be charged for the Spring semester (January-June).