On Thursday, December 9th at Haven Academy Charter School in the Bronx, 175 students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd, will learn, rehearse and perform the timeless “Nutcracker” ballet in an engaging, one-day workshop. Children will learn basic ballet steps, practice scenes from the “Nutcracker” and then perform, dressed in costumes, for parents, peers and staff. The workshop will be led by two professional dancers from Ballet Ambassadors, Inc.-- a non-profit organization that gives children and teens in schools, afterschool programs, and homeless shelters the chance to share the stage with professional dancers in costumed adaptations of the ballet classics, original ballets, and world dance productions.
The New York Foundling, one of the City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies, developed Haven Academy Charter School to address the obstacles to educational achievement that plague students growing up in poor, underserved, urban communities and particularly those in the child welfare system. The school enrolls one third children in foster care, one third children with families receiving preventive services and one third children from the general Mott Haven community, the poorest Congressional district in the country.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Haven Academy students perform “Nutcracker” ballet
Haven Academy Charter School, 170 Brown Place, Mott Haven, Bronx
CONTACT: Abby Ross, LAK PR 212-329-1404/479-283-3505 or firstname.lastname@example.org