School-based Instructional Programs:
One of New Jersey’s leading dance companies, Nimbus strives to meld the company’s professional excellence with dance education programs that provide life-changing impacts on youth. Nimbus has extensive experience providing classes to youth from ages 2 to 17. With fun, age-appropriate curriculum, the program integrates high standards dance training, first-hand exposure to working with professional dancers, curriculum-integrated arts education, and performance opportunities. Nimbus’ instructional dance programs are based on the belief that active participation in the arts builds personal understanding and growth in the areas of communication, responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork, self-awareness, and creativity/problem solving. Additionally, all Nimbus programs promote active, healthy lifestyles through elements on nutrition education and exercise science made relevant through first-hand experience.
Nimbus’ teaching artist staff is comprised of active and qualified professional dance artists, with teachers from Italy, Brazil, and the New Jersey/New York region (see Nimbus website for teaching artist bios). These artists bring their expertise and love of dance to the classroom with the intention of making a direct impact on the youth they serve. Nimbus’ curriculum-design team includes national experts on dance education. The organization regularly integrates new training and staff development into teaching practices.
Afterschool Enrichment Program:
NimbusDANCE: A dance program designed for younger students, this class series introduces basic concepts of movement, music, creative exploration, while introducing students to elements of ballet, modern dance and hip hop. While developing strength, flexibility and coordination in their physical bodies, students are exposed to team-building activities that develop communication, confidence, creativity and social skills. The class provides a perfect orientation to dance as an art form within an environment that balances structure with creative exploration and play.
For more information on how to bring NimbusDANCE to your school, contact: Programs@nimbusdanceworks.org