Learning from art & dance

This season has been a productive one for Young Dancers in Repertory’s Out of School Time (OST) program at Public School 127 in Dyker Heights.

This is their third year running the program at the school, 7805 Seventh Avenue, and Program Manager Doreen Miranda, with the help of teaching artists and group leaders, is keeping students engaged in a variety of productive dance and arts activities.

The OST families came together for their Second Annual Thanksgiving Multicultural Potluck Feast, which brought families together before a spread of international cuisine, as each brought in their favorite, traditional dishes, and shared thoughts on what they were thankful for.

The feast allowed families to appreciate and reflect on the rich diversity found within the program and communities.

To wrap up the holiday season, participants delivered a presentation of “The Gingerbread Girl,” written and produced by Young Dancers in Repertory’s drama teacher, Phil Newsom. All grades contributed to the performance, putting their drama, dance, music and art skills on display for their families and community.

Young Dancers in Repertory’s OST program provides students with free dance and arts programming as well as academic homework help.

Young Dancers in Repertory’s Center for Dance Studies conducts workshops and studio dance classes, including ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop and Pointe. Young Dancers in Repertory’s Teenage Touring Ensemble also performs at various events and venues throughout Brooklyn and the surrounding areas.

Most recently, they performed at the Three Kings Festival at Banco Popular, hosted by the Sunset Park Lions Club.

For more on YDR’s programs and classes, go to www.youngdancersinrep.org, or call 347-702-7155.

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