Young Dancers in Repertory - 2007
Funded in March, 2007: $30000 for 2 years
With Dana funds, Young Dancers in Repertory will offer the Learning Through Dance Professional Development Series II. This project will provide 60 hours of comprehensive instruction for YDR teaching artists and programming staff. Workshops will take place over a 13 month period followed by observations, data collection, evaluations and assembling of a "lessons learned" manual. The workshop curriculum has been developed to meet teaching artist needs while incorporating their personal experience as art makers and preparing them for the many challenges and opportunities for working in school residencies. The goals of the project are to provide important training for new YDR staff working in public schools and after-school programs while honing skills of experienced staff in addition to updating all staff on changes at the NYCDOE and new "best practices" in the field.