Explore our vibrant Arts Partnerships program, nurturing creativity through dance, music, playwriting, and performance for PS11 students.
Circle in the Square Playwriting
Master Teaching Artist Daniel Judah Sklar, who created the program “Playmaking” is the lead teacher for our third grade playwriting program. Circle in the Square graduates join him to teach third grade students how to write plays while honing their communication skills through acting, storytelling and theatre games. Each residency culminates in a presentation of the children’s plays for their families, guests and other third grade PS11 students. The plays are performed by professional actors at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway.
Rosie’s Theater Kids
Using professional teaching artists, Rosie's Theater Kids offers classes in dance, music and drama and a professional theater experience for our fifth grade students. During the residency students will attend a matinee show of a Broadway production. The residency concludes with a performance for PS11 families, their friends and community members.
Ballroom Dance (Dancing Classrooms)
The program is a 10 week residency for our fifth grade students, culminating in a showcase where every child performs. Audience members include parents, the 4th grade, and school staff. As a special activity, each school in the Dancing Classrooms program selected students will participate in a city-wide team match, the Colors of the Rainbow. At the close of each course, students audition to participate, with twelve students advancing to the competition.