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Arts in Education

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Lotus performing artists/master teachers are available for workshops, master classes and assembly programs in the following formats:

Solo performances or small ensembles (3-4 performers) with live or taped music accompaniment

In collaborative programs that focus on more than one tradition i.e. Burma, Korea and India or Spain, Middle East, India

Workshop residencies from 5-10 weeks in length (meeting with students once a week) that can lead to student performances.

Current School Bookings 2013 - 2014 

Dance Residency

May 15 - Jun 5, 2014 - Thursdays - P.S. 4 Duke Ellington School Chinese Dance
Residency  (NYSCA Funded)

Mar 28 - May 23, 2014 - Fridays - P.S. 266 Bollywood Dance Residency
(NYSCA Funded) 
All NYSCA funded programs are made possible, in part by thr New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Mar 26 - May 23, 2014 - Wednesdays - P.S. 266 Middle Eastern Dance Residency
(DCA Funded)  

Mar 24 - May 23, 2014 - Mondays - P.S. 266 Argentinian Tango Dance Residency
(DCA Funded)   

Mar 20, 26 & Apr, 2014 - P.S. 176x Flamenco Dance Workshop

Feb 24, Mar 3, 10 & 31, 2014 - The Fieldston School Salsa Dance residency

Oct 30, 2013-Jan 22, 2014 - I.S. 392 Polynesian Dance Residency (Hawaii & Cook Islands)
(DCA Funded) 

All DCA  programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council              


Assembly Programs 2013-2014

Oct 24, 2013  - I.S. 392 Native American Dance Assembly
May 13, 2014 - PS 187 Hudson Cliff School Native American Assembly
May 15, 2014 - PS 76 Phillip Randal School Native American Assembly
May 16, 2014 - PS 180 Hugo Newman College Prep School Native American Assembly
June 17, 2014 - PS 303 The Academy for Excellence Through the Arts Native American Assembly  
These Native American Assembly programsare supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council              


Lotus Artist Around Town 2013-2014

Tibetan & Gamelan Performace for Lunar New Year
Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
at Metropollitan Museum of Art, NYC

T.A.B.U.(The All Boro Ukuleles)/Community Awareness Series & the Jersey City Free Public Library
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013
at the Five Corners Public Library, Jersey City, NJ

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
at Brooklyn Children's Museum, NYC

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
at Berkshire College, Pittsfield, MA

El Baile Flamenco
Sunday, September 15th, 2013
at Long Beach Library, 111 W Park Avenue., Long Beach, NY

T.A.B.U.(The All Boro Ukuleles)
Saturday, July 6, 2013
at Metropolis Country Club, Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Performers from the Korean Cultural Service and students in the Spotlight Korea program presented at IS 392 on December 14th, 2012

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Performers from the Korean Cultural Service in the Spotlight Korea program presented at PS29 in Brooklyn on February 14th, 2012

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Students of Lotus AIE artist Jurandi Silva perform at PS 208 in Manhattan, Spring 2011

Programs Available for 2013-14 Season

Native American Dance, Drumming & Traditional Instruments

Burmese Dance Drama

Indigenous Dance of the Southern Philippines

Dances and Folklore of Japan

Classical Dance Traditions of India: Bharata Natyam, Kathak, Odissi

Drums and Dance of Korea 

Journey to the Homeland:  African Dance, Music & Storytelling

Soul of Spain:  Elements of Flamenco 

Dance, Music & Rhythms of the Middle East

Special Combination Programs:

Along the Caravan Route: Dance Traditions of India, the Middle East and Spain

Asian Dialogue: Dance Traditions of Burma, Korea, Japan or India

Baile Flamenco: Music and Dance of Spain

Con Taal: Dance Traditions of India and Spain

Spotlight Korea: Korean dance and Music programs and residencies

Praise for Lotus Music & Dance's Arts in Education Program:

"Lotus has been a part of our school community since I started as principal in October 2006. I was first exposed to the programming offered through Lotus when I worked as a Principal Intern at IS 392 in Brooklyn. I was captivated by the African dance performance that had been choreographed by Ms. Caren Calder and assisted by her drummer Chi Sharpe... [I]t was essential that Lotus play a roll as an Arts provider to our school.  Since the 2006-07 school year, for every year consecutively, we have utilized [Lotus's] services in preparing for our Arts in Content Festival. Residences have included African, Native American, and Brazilian dance. Our teachers have developed a respect and admiration for the teaching artists and look forward to working with them year after year."
Susan Green, Principal, PS 208 (Manhattan)

"This was more than a dance show. It was a riveting educational experience that was exciting, fun and brought about understanding of different cultures. They exemplified the importance of working together,  and increased the morale of students that participated in this special assembly by giving them something positive to identify with."
Haydee Rentas, Counselor, PS 131 (Brooklyn)


Oct 16th to Dec 29th, 2012 - PS 4 Duke Ellington School, Washington Heights

Jan 7th, 2013 -  PS 87, NYC

Mar 20th 2013 - PS 187 Henery Hudson School, Inwood

Apr 26th, 2013 -  PS 10, Brooklyn

May 13th, 2013 - .I.S. 392

May 15th, 2013 - PS 76 Phillip Randall School, NYC

May 15th, 2013 - PS 4 Duke Ellington School, Washington Heights

May 16th, 2013 - 125 Ralph Bunche


Oct 26th to Nov 2nd, 2013 - IS 392, Brooklyn

Nov 21st, 2012 - PS 196Q The Grand Central Parkway School, Forest Hills

Jan 8th, 2103 - PS 125 Ralph Bunche

Apr 11th, 2013 PS 10, Brooklyn

Apr 16th, 2013 - PS 10, Brooklyn

Fall Calendar

Oct 23rd to Nov 15th, 2013 - Brearley School, NYC - KATHAK

Nov 7th, 2012 - PS 529 Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis HS, NYC - MIDDLE EASTERN

Dec 4th, 2012 - The Hackley School, Tarrytown - PERUVIAN

Jan 29th, 2013 -  PS 266, Bellerose - MEXICAN ASSEMBLY

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, and Mar 4th 2013 - Fieldston School, Bronx - BOLLYWOOD

Apr 1st to May 24th, 2013 - Salsa

Apr 1st,  to May 24th 2013 - PS 266, Bellerose - PERUVIAN 


Professional Development for Teachers and Parents

Professional development for teachers and interested parents is provided through lecture/demonstrations and short/long term residencies that involve co-teaching strategies. Our teaching artists and Arts Education specialist are available for the following:

Sharing strategies for incorporating traditional performing arts into the curriculum

Dance and music lecture demonstrations with inter-active activities 

Holiday celebrations that combine music and dance from the culture chosen into the festivities

Master classes at Lotus Studios for academic teachers 

Use of study guides to enhance classroom teaching and reinforce what is learned in each dance class

For booking & further information please contact:

212-627-1076 x15 or


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