STREB/Ringside, Inc.

Funded in March, 2005: $30000 for 1 years
The Dana grant will enable STREB to develop a teaching artist training program for a new dance and literacy program based on KID ACTION, its educational curriculum for children. During 2004, STREB, in collaboration with PS 147 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, began an in-school dance and literacy program to integrate KID ACTION with New York State's literacy standards. The company and the school plan an expansion of the project.and will focus on strengthening artistic and teaching skills, improving communication between artists and classroom teachers, integrating movement and literacy concepts into a unified curriculum and developing lesson plans and a guide for the teaching artists.