Ms. Chatterjea and her Parkour/Dance students celebrating at the end of the semester!
On December 5th, Briar Chatterjea offered a wonderful experience for AES families: an interactive dance workshop/performance.
Parents and students danced to bring the magic of the Nutcracker Alive @ AES. They drifted and swayed like a snowflake to Tchaikovsky’s score. They skittered, slashed and saluted in the battle of the mice and soldiers.
The AES Nutty Nut Family Dance reflected our community with a Bollywood piece offered by HS Dance Reach Out with our Vivekenand neighbors and more.
Energy levels were high for the first MS Social of the year. With black and orange and plenty of spooky decorations, students had fun dancing, playing table tennis, watching movies and hanging out with friends. Socials are a great opportunity to build community and have fun. There was also a fun costume competition with winners being a witch, a break dancer and the grand prize to a washing machine!
Sixth Grade Dance Exploratory students discover the ABC’s of dance and share their learning with KG students. Students participated in a lecture demonstration on American Social Dance genres such as the Lindy Hop, the Charleston and Hip Hop. KG and 6th grade partners tried out some of those Moves to Master in a Free Dance Party. Here Sixth grade students drew reflections to music linked with on Laban’s 8 Basic Effort Qualities.
Parkour Ballet Boys site specific Dance:
Sixth Grade Dance Exploratory offered a lecture demonstration to kindergarten classes on Halloween. Kindergarteners partnered with the students to become skeletons spiders and snakes. Students used invented spells to transform KG dancers into dancing creatures in Shhhhh …. Boo!