CityDance Ensemble

Funded in March, 2007: $35000 for 1 years
Dana funds will be used to expand The CityDance Institute for Dance Education which provides training to dance education professionals teaching in the Early Arts program.  The Institute instructs dance teachers in classroom management, dance education pedagogy, offers advanced-level skills for managing specific behavioral and classroom environment issues, teaches how to work with school administrators, how to develop effective lesson plans and educates them on the impact of the arts on academic achievement. In addition, the program trains the teachers on the specific policies and guidelines for CityDance Early Arts Instructors as well as the individual curriculums developed for each Early Arts after-school program.