Dance in Schools

The ACHIEVE Dance Program is a non-competitive program introducing students with little or no dance experience to the art form in a fun and relaxed manner. The Dance Program is designed for grades 3-5 but can be adapted to younger or older age groups. Six local schools participate in the Dance Program which consists of a one hour long dance class, once a week. At the conclusion of each dance session, the dancers perform both for their peers and their families. A positive experience allowing children to feel accomplished, confident and a chance to demonstrate their new found dance skills. Dance classes are taught by professional dance artists in the community who have been trained by the National Dance Institute of New York City.

“Dance provides another opportunity for our
students to move, to express themselves, and to build confidence. They love it; they especially love to perform for their parents and their peers!”

– Lorri Day, Principal
Suzanne M. Smith Elementary School