New York City Department of Education
Funded in March, 2002: $60000 for 1 years
The Dance Education Unit of the BOE directs the dance education initiative in grades pre-K through 12 in New York City Public Schools. The Dana Foundation grant produced the Dance Institute, a thirty-plus hour course for in-school dance specialists. The pedagogy provides dance teachers with training and curriculum based on the work of Katherine Dunham, pioneer of American modern dance.