In Dancing Designers, children design and construct costumes which they will wear for a final dance performance--all with guidance from world-class professionals!
This class has two exciting components. Each day, Designing Dancers starts off with group dance warm-up and skill building with help from a professional Hip Hop dance instructor, Michael Stiggers. Then the group gets down to work with expert guidance from professional costume designer, Clare Wasserman, as they work to design and construct the costumes they will wear for a final dance performance on the last day of class. Children learn the fundamentals of drawing the human form, basic pattern making, hand stitching, important costume design principles, and more. The class culminates in a dance performance and a showcase of the children's costume design drawings!
Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:25pm
at the Joan of Ark School Complex at 154 W 93rd St., just off Amsterdam Ave.
For children in grades 3-5
Showcase performance (in costume, of course!) on the final day of class, just prior to pick up
Class Dates: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
*photos by Katherine Harbison