Riverdale Neighborhood House (RNH):Students in the teen program at RNH will engage in a hybrid of dance styles, including urban hip hop, jazz, and Zumba. Students will learn combinations as well as coming up with their own steps in a fun and upbeat class lead by Teaching Artist, Logan McClain. Logan McClain, holds a BA in Dance and Physical Education from Queens College and has over ten years experience working with inner-city youth using dance and physical education as a means of energizing students and establishing a creative learning environment. This is ATG’s sixth year partnering with RNH.
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) /IS 302: Middle school students will engage in a musical exploration that includes drumming, clapping, and rhythmic exercises. With the show “Grease” as the theme, our teaching artist will bridge the two genres and create an exciting musical experience. This new class will be lead by teaching artist, David Freeman. David is a percussionist, composer and educator with from BA from Rutgers University, artist-in-residence at Banff Arts Center, Makor, Omi International Arts Center, and co-founded a hand drum and music workshop at a youth services and juvenile detention center in New Jersey, where he continues to teach today.
Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) /IS 171:
Teaching Artist Patricia Runcie returns for her 4th year to lead her dedicated theater program through dramatic exercises, preparation for specialized high school auditions, and instilling the love of musical theater. Middle school students will learn portions of 2-3 different Broadway musicals and then vote as a group to decide which show out of the three they will perform as a full scale production in the spring.