This multicultural dance course will include embodied exploration and self-awareness to provide in-depth understanding and widen perspectives conducive to enhancing effective positive class collaborations. Working in a small dance group (abiding by strict COVID rules), dance-making will improve inquiry-based learning and peer collaboration as students engage in exploratory talk to develop wider perspectives in determining how they move (body, shape, climate, time, space) resulting in positive outcomes for students. Class will meet at New Era Creative Space, In-Person.
Cost: Peekskill Residents $90 Non-Residents $120 – Scholarships available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Please note: Our online payment option is currently not available. Payment can be mail via PayPal using email@example.com or mail to 1016 Brown Street, Peekskill NY 10566 or call (914) 930-1777 to drop off check or make a credit card payment over the phone.
Belle Ritter | Dancer/Choreographer
Performer, teacher and choreographer Belle Torres Ritter graduated SUNY Purchase ‘96 and continued there as Asst. Director of Admissions while attending Baruch CUNY Graduate Center in Higher Ed. Administration. For almost 30 years, Miss Belle has performed as part of the national female trio, signed with Atlantic Records, “Sweet Sensation” and currently teaches full-time at Bronx Leadership Academy Highschool II . She is also a teaching artist with NECS, ArtsWestchester and 10566 Arts. Miss Belle received NYS PreK-12 certification from NYU and continues to participate in their Uganda community building collaboration. You can also catch Miss Belle drumming and dancing with Kofi & Sankofa in addition to playing with percussion group Skin Against Metal. Follow her as she continues teaching/performing locally and internationally seeking to concentrate efforts in publishing research on cultural/social dance and focus on beneficial community arts programming and curriculum. As a mother of three teenagers, Sienna, Isaiah and Elijah, Belle believes modeling good ethics of hard work, dedication and appreciation of the arts will support her children in building a strong foundation toward success. “Todo posible con determinación, amor y apoyo de familia y amistades especiales!”
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