The cost of a nine session in-school dance program provided by a visiting artist is $774, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
I work in a severely under resourced middle school in Brooklyn, NY. More than 80% of the students qualify for free lunch. While I teach literacy primarily, I also teach theater and art. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, our school no longer has a full time art teacher. The electives that my students do get are limited. I truly believe that the arts round out a meaningful education and in order to be competitive in school and in life, students need a variety of experiences from which to draw. Thus, this year I created a "Kaleidoscope of the Arts" class in which we study a spectrum of visual and performing arts. While I can teach visual art and theater, I have applied to have a visiting artist from the Brooklyn Academy of Music teach dance. This artist will use African Dance as a means of teaching both dance and culture. Students will not only investigate dance as a performing art, they will study this genre of dance for its historical and cultural significance. In addition, this class will provide physical activity in a school that does not have sports teams. I am asking that a generous donor provide the financial means necessary for my students to engage in this truly meaningful experience. Thank you.
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|Brooklyn Academy of Music Dance Instructor (AfricanDanceBeat is a ninesession, in-school dance program from February to May 2006 culminating in a 10:30 AM performance at BAM scheduled for Wednesday or Thursday, May 24 or 25, 2006 of Peru Negro, the visiting company for the BAM 2006 DanceAfrica Festival. Cost per student: $22.00 includes a performance ticket.)||$616.00|
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