Caldwell & Buckingham don’t just THINK they can dance – they know it!
Two residencies, two genres of dance, one teaching artist: Kim Schomburg has been busy the past several months teaching students at Caldwell Elementary School and Buckingham Special Education Center how to bust a move, and we have the videos/photos to prove it!
Ballet was the focus at Caldwell, where 3rd-8th grade students learned classical ballet and even got to create a version of their own, which they performed for their parents and teachers at the end of the residency. The class explored various moves and techniques, from plies to turns and everything in between; they also studied the French history and terminology and its influence on ballet in America today. “Their dialogue and willingness to explore something new provided a chance to break down judgments and stereotypes about ballet and opened up new ideas and excitement,” Kim said of her students. And that excitement definitely shows – just take a look at this video from their rehearsal!