AileyDance Kids Residency at I.S. 126Q
The AileyDance Kids program at I.S. 126Q provides high-quality dance instruction that offers participants the opportunity to use their imaginations while learning life skills such as teamwork, goal-setting, and self-confidence. Ailey’s teaching artists are well-versed in a rigorous standards-based approach to teaching in the arts. This includes dance literacy, working with community and cultural resources, and exploring careers and lifelong learning.
The AileyDance Kids residency at I.S. 126Q has served sixth grade students during both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years (150 to 200 students per year). Over the course of the school year, the students’ ability to understand, remember, and articulate movement patterns from week to week improved considerably along with their self-confidence. In technique sessions, students worked together toward a common goal and learned to respect and encourage each other during the process.