Dance and Education in New York City High Schools: PS Dance!
Step inside the halls of five NYC public schools and celebrate dance! Hosted by veteran TV journalist Paula Zahn, PS DANCE! is the new documentary that captures what happens when students have dance in their curriculum. The journey is one of imagination, curiosity, hard work and discipline. In these studios, dance is for every child. Created by award-winning dance filmmaker Nel Shelby, Executive Producer Jody Gottfried Arnhold, and dance education consultant Joan Finkelstein. Preceded by a screening featuring the finalists from Capturing Motion NYC, Dance Films Association’s workshop and film competition program for pre K-12 students throughout the five boroughs. (Moderated discussion by DFA’s Vice President and Chair of Education Paul Galando with Jody Gottfried Arnhold, who is honored by Dance Films Association with a 2016 Dance in Focus Award for her exceptional contributions to the dance community through education, advocacy, and groundbreaking support of dance film). The discussion will include a panel of dance filmmakers, educators, and program innovators.