EGLEVSKY BALLET COMPANY OF L I INC via Crowdrise
January 12, 2015
BENEFITING: EGLEVSKY BALLET COMPANY OF L I INC
R.A.I.S.E is an educational arts program of Eglevsky Ballet, an organization with a mission to "Enrich students and community through the disciplines of classical ballet." R.A.I.S.E. engages 5th-graders through instruction of dance, music, choreography, and uses movement as a tool to instill in children discipline, commitment, teamwork and self confidence.
Students participate once a week in a 15 week residency that culminates with a final performance. Two instructors and a classically trained pianist work with students in an environment that encourages positivity and creative thinking, which in turn helps develop students' self-esteem. While working with each child artistically, physically and mentally students gain an understanding that hard work, discipline and commitment can lead to future successes beyond the classroom.
The curriculum for R.A.I.S.E. is based on ballet's seven movements of dancing, plie, etendre, releve, glisse, saute, elance and tourne. Exposing students to the foundations of classical ballet, students attain posture, coordination, musicality, creativity and energy.
R.A.I.S.E. aligns with the New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum to further develop and enhance students' education.