DAncing Designers

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 professional actress and choreographer, Christina Beck.  Then the group gets down to work with expert guidance from professional costume designer, Clare Wasserman, as they begin to design and construct the costumes they will wear for a finalperformance 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 showcase performance 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

Clare brings a passion and knowledge of design, and the energy it takes to focus and stimulate a room full of young elementary-schoolers to each Dancing Designers class she teaches. We can’t wait for the next class to start! If you want to inspire the creative in your kid, this class is for you!
— Paulina Perera-Riveroll (Dancing Designers Mom)

*photos by Katherine Harbison