Project: Dance classes & Choreographies
Project Outline: The students will work on learning different dance concepts, exercises, techniques, and choreographies. While also working on confidence, self-expression, movement, and putting together virtual and live performances.
This is a student-centered workshop series offering a progressive Dance program for schools that support NYS Performing Arts Standards and NYC Blueprint Dance learning standards while fostering social-emotional and academic growth.
I.O.T.A. first developed an ongoing curriculum after having founded the Dance program for Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics, which had no previous Dance programming. Since then, I.O.T.A. has developed its training processes while working with institutions like, The Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology, I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts, P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell, and the Ailey Extension and the Ailey Experience. Providing similar dance-making models in elementary, middle and high schools across the city.
This program creates opportunities for the scholars to explore and develop different artistical skills such as voice, movement, and creative imagination. Through games, ensemble activities, choreographies, performances, dance history, as well as cultural reviews, we will broaden the student’s vocabulary. The first half of the program focused on developing dance history and understanding of dance concepts. The second half will focus on movement, choreography, and overall preparation for performances. Culminating performances will be shared with other students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Empowering the youth to achieve their greatest potential.
Promoting healthy living, as well as, overall well-being, mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Our atmosphere is an invitation to feel comfortable, so that the students can express themselves
in their own way with classes designed to move our bodies resulting in increased self
Our programs assist children and teens to succeed in school; to navigate through life’s transitions; to prepare for college and careers; and to give back to the community with
compassion and care. Giving back so that all young students have secure futures; that they become meaningful contributors in their communities and lead fulfilled, productive lives.