Press "Enter" to skip to content

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!


BNS Movement Warm up: second grade Amanda’s class with Donna


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


BCS Drama Teacher Kori


BNS fifth grade Dance club with Rachel

IMG_5222 IMG_5214 IMG_5232

BCS Cheer Team and Coaches Chrissy and Tiffany


Donna: Community Dance Closing


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