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!
The Exploratory Program block, a key component of middle level philosophy, is one teaching period divided into six 6-week courses mandatory for all grade 6 students. The exploratory affords students a chance to experience multiple courses that provide hands- on experience for future course selection, either in the middle or high school programs. The courses are presented in short blocks to allow for students to experience all the exploratory choices in the same year. The courses are assessed in a pass/fail manner that supports the exploratory philosophy.The exploratory courses are: Indian Studies, Art, Health, Dance Exploratory-Body Graffiti, Robotics and Digital Age Literacy.
Dance Exploratory- THE ABC’s of Dance
Sixth Grade Dance Exploratory students will become Performers, Choreographers
and Responders of Dance. Dancers will become familiar with Dance Vocabulary
in each of these roles. A basic understanding of the Elements of Dance – Body
Effort Space and Shape informs the curriculum structure. Dancers will learn a
choreographed sequence and strive to master with a performance rubric and
culminating sharing in each session. Dancers will become familiar with the
work of a choreographer and respond to a Dance Performance. Opportunities
for personal expression and improvisation will support individual interests and
Enjoy these photos of students from the first exploratory cycle sharing with fifth grade students.
What is Parkour? It is an art of movement around obstacles. Mrs. Chatterjea offers this class as an elective in the middle school. Check out the photos and videos below to see the fun ways these students are learning about movement, space and their bodies.
Check out this Parkour Video!!
Check out this great video from our Parkour elective dance course from fall 2013.
Pattern Parkour (Props) and Performance
The eighth grade students planned a very fun James Bond 007 dance for the middle school on December 13th. Enjoy the photos and videos below!
This year for our Ramlila celebration in honor of Dussehra, the Drama Class, Drama Club, Parkour Class and fifth grade students joined together to put on their own version of the Ramlila play. It was a very middle school production that was fun for all! Following the play, middle school students walked out to the field to watch the burning of Ravana – symbolic of the triumph of good over evil.
Middle School students had their first dance on October 1st. In honor of Gandhi’s birthday the following day, the dance had a Peace theme. There was great attendance and a fun time was had by all!