During the Spring of 2017 we worked with recently arrived immigrant and refugee students of Doris Henderson Newcomers School of Greensboro. Newcomers School students had the opportunity to participate in an “Exploration in Dance” semester by learning classical American dance forms – Modern and Jazz. This twelve-week series culminated in a “Newcomers School Dance Day” performance and workshop classes. Through collaboration with Newcomers School art teacher, Emilie Young, and with support from the Arts Education grant from Arts Greensboro, we were able to provide a safe and memorable experience of cultural immersion through movement.
We have applied for grant funding to continue this program in the Fall of 2017.