“This was absolutely great!” Board of Education members Gary Leonard and David Hamm were enthusiastic after sitting with Bennett School students and teachers to watch actor and playwright Mike Wiley’s… Read More →
As the second week of October rolled in, the weather began to cool, but the fifth-grade classrooms at Perry Harrison were warm and snug. Visiting artist-in-residence Poet Phillip Shabazz strolled… Read More →
We are so excited to announce our 2023-24 Artists-in-Schools season–our ninth! We know the arts save lives, so we’re thrilled to continue bringing professional teaching artists into Chatham County classrooms!… Read More →
We were thrilled to bring professional teaching artists into 15 schools across Chatham County in our 2022-23 Artists-in-Schools season. We’ll be announcing our 2023-24 season in the coming weeks, but… Read More →
North Carolina poet Phillip Shabazz brought the joy of the written word to Pittsboro Elementary this season, and a good time was had by all–even some administrators! Fourth-grade students were… Read More →
“Diali is truly remarkable with the kids!” said a Bonlee custodian who watched the workshops and performance. “He makes me want to have this kind of joy every day.”
In January and February, the magic of movement was in full swing with the fifth graders of Perry Harrison and Virginia Cross elementary schools!
When Virtual Academy students in grades four through six shared one word to describe the first day of virtual dance workshops with Black Box Dance Theatre this May, their responses… Read More →
Can you hear the click, click, click of the castanets? ¡Ole! In February, dancers with the Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Dance Company, one of America’s premier flamenco companies with home… Read More →
“One student … told me that he had been sharing what he learned at home with his family and practicing on the dinner table. That brought me a lot of joy,” shared Diali.