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Dream Big Afterschool Program - 2020

What: A dance and music enrichment program

Who: Approximately 25 2nd-3rd grade children

When: Twice weekly, two-hour sessions from January-March

Where: P.S. 5

Funders:  This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, through a CASA grant from City Council District 8 and Diana Ayala.



The Bronx Children’s Museum Dream Big After School program worked with 25 children in second and third grade at P.S. 5 to provide dance, music, and fine art sessions. Teaching artists Luss Nigaglioni, John Robinson, Dr.Valerie Capers, and Yvette Martinez from Retumba! guided children in a multidisciplinary exploration of music, dance, and art to inspire students to begin creating their own original artwork, music, and dance compositions that celebrate the rich cultural traditions of the Bronx and Afro-Latino cultures. 


"My father's a rapper, so I’m really good with music. That’s why I like this class."  -Halia Ramirez


"I want to learn about music and play piano! It’s fun to make up songs with the teacher and dance. " -Josephine Pierre

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