American Ballroom Theater

Funded in March, 2007: $65000 for 2 years
Dana funds will be used to export American Ballroom Theater’s Dancing Classrooms program to Suffolk County, Long Island.  ABrT has designed this initiative to address the expressed needs of the Suffolk County arts education community while simultaneously addressing ABrT's need to expand its roster of Master Trainers for Dancing Classrooms.  Dance artists will be selected to participate in a tuition free, 40-hour training program conducted by The Theater’s Director.  Following the training, the teaching artists will be placed in Suffolk County schools for residencies.  ABrT's curriculum-based syllabus provides students and educators alike with an artist-based program that meets the New York State Arts and Health Learning Standards.