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1/10 – Debut of our Dance Fitness Studio!

In 2015, Brooklyn Collaborative and Brooklyn New School, in conjunction with NYC Councilmember Brad Lander, community members and youth activists created our Dance Fitness Studio with funds from Participatory Budgeting.  We recognize the power of civic participation, and we are grateful for a democratic process that brings greater resources to our students.  Because of the kindness and generosity of Participatory Budgeting, our students and staff have a beautiful space to promote healthy habits. Brooklyn-Collaborative-Final-Badge BNS_Logo_Final_Color-PS146 copy logo-pbnyc-white-english   We had a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony today - Wed Jan 10 at 10am!   Students, staff, families, and community members joined us to inaugurate our first dedicated space for movement: the 610 Henry Dance Fitness Studio, with City Councilmember Brad Lander, Max Drury (the student who made the original proposal for participatory budgeting), and dance and yoga and theatre teachers and students in our two schools. For videos of performances, please see the extended album.   image1 (1)IMG_5987   Order of Speakers / Shares   BCS Yoga Teacher Arden - Opening / Sun Salutation - Councilmember Lander even participated in the community pose! IMG_1767IMG_5139IMG_5156IMG_5945IMG_5948IMG_5949IMG_5929IMG_5941 BNS Movement Warm up: second grade Amanda’s class with Donna IMG-7181IMG_5164IMG_5165 Councilmember Brad Lander IMG_5957 IMG_5984 Max & Cedar Drury & Alissa Schwartz IMG_1751 IMG_5186 Marya Warshaw, Founding and Executive Director of Brooklyn Arts Exchange IMG_1842 BCS Drama Teacher Kori IMG_1811IMG_5211IMG_5197IMG_5199 BNS fifth grade Dance club with Rachel IMG_5222 IMG_5214 IMG_5232 BCS Cheer Team and Coaches Chrissy and Tiffany image1IMG_5241IMG_5246IMG_5974 Donna: Community Dance Closing IMG-7184   As Marya from BAX said so eloquently, moving is a part of learning.  We are thrilled to debut this incredible fitness studio for the 1300+ students in Grades PreK-12 at our two schools! Brooklyn-Collaborative-Final-Badge BNS_Logo_Final_Color-PS146 copy logo-pbnyc-white-english