Magazine article Dance Teacher

Every Child Deserves to Dance

Magazine article Dance Teacher

Every Child Deserves to Dance

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Dance in education has an influential advocate in Jody Gottfried Arnhold. On the day she accepted an award from Dance Films Association at the Dance on Camera Festival, it was announced that her film PS Dance! was nominated for a New York Emmy Award. Needless to say, spirits were high at the gala to celebrate the 2016 festival opening.

Arnhold's longtime message is an ambitious one: dance for every child. We all know the benefits of dance, its role in brain development and impact on learning. This film (created by filmmaker Nel Shelby with Joan Finkelstein consulting) that profiles the classes of five public school dance teachers will bring Arnhold's vision closer to reality. Brava Jody. See psdancenyc.com.

Meanwhile Dance Teacher readers have long filled the gaps that exist in public school arts education by inviting kids to dance after school and celebrating their progress with annual recitals. …

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