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Arts in Education

Programs Descriptions

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
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.

Programs Available

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 Multicultural  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
Spotlight Korea: Korean dance and Music programs and residencies

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:
Makalina Gallagher
212-627-1076 x15 or

Click here to view our current Arts In Education brochure (pdf)


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. It was essential that Lotus play a role  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)

Current School Bookings 2014 – 2015
PS 87 Native American Assembly –October 7th, 2014 (DCA/DAH)
I.S 392 Native American Assembly – October 31st, 2014 (DCA/DAH)
PS4 Bollywood 10 week residency – November 18th,2014– January 27, 2015

 All NYSCA funded programs are made possible, in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Past School Bookings 

Dance Residencies

P.S. 4 Duke Ellington School Chinese Dance - May 15 - Jun 5, 2014 - Thursdays
 (NYSCA Funded)
P.S. 266 Bollywood Dance - Mar 28 - May 23, 2014 - Fridays
(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

P.S. 266 Middle Eastern Dance - Mar 26 - May 23, 2014 - Wednesdays
(DCA Funded)  
P.S. 266 Argentinian Tango Dance - Mar 24 - May 23, 2014 - Mondays
(DCA Funded)   
P.S. 176x Flamenco Dance Workshop - Mar 20, 26 & Apr, 2014
The Fieldston School Salsa Dance residency - Feb 24, Mar 3, 10 & 31, 2014
I.S. 392 Polynesian Dance Residency (Hawaii & Cook Islands) - Oct 30, 2013-Jan 22, 2014


Assembly Programs
I.S. 392 Native American Dance - Oct 24, 2013  
PS 187 Hudson Cliff School Native American  Dance- May 13, 2014
PS 76 Phillip Randal School Native American Dance- May 15, 2014
PS 180 Hugo Newman College Prep School Native American Dance- May 16, 2014
PS 303 The Academy for Excellence Through the Arts Native American Dance - June 17, 2014
Native American Dance Programs
PS 4 Duke Ellington School, Washington Heights -Oct 16th to Dec 29th, 2012
PS 87 NYC - Jan 7th, 2013
PS 187 Henry Hudson  School Inwood - Mar 20th, 2013
PS 10  Brooklyn - Apr 26th, 2013
I.S. 392  May 13th, 2013
PS 76 Phillip Randall School, NYC - May 15th, 2013
PS 4 Duke Ellington School, Washington Heights - May 15th, 2013
125 Ralph Bunche  - May 16th, 2013

I.S 392, Brooklyn - Oct 26th to Nov 2nd, 2013
PS 196Q The Grand Central Parkway School Forest Hills - Nov 21st, 2012
PS 125 Ralph Bunche - Jan 8th, 2103
PS 10 Brooklyn - Apr 11th, 2013
PS 10 Brooklyn - Apr 16th, 2013

Other Past Programing

Brearley School, NYC – KATHAK - Oct 23rd to Nov 15th, 2013
PS 529 Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis HS, NYC - MIDDLE EASTERN - Nov 7th, 2012
The Hackley School, Tarrytown – PERUVIAN - Dec 4th, 2012
PS 266, Bellerose - MEXICAN ASSEMBLY - Jan 29th, 2013
Fieldston School, Bronx – BOLLYWOOD - Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, and Mar 4th 2013
Salsa - Apr 1st to May 24th, 2013
PS 266, Bellerose - PERUVIAN - Apr 1st,  to May 24th 2013 

 Videos of Past School Performances

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

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


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



New Office Location
Lotus Music & Dance. 262 West 38th Street, Suite 1006, New York, NY. 10018
212.627.1076 (tel) 212.675.7191 (fax)

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