On the morning of November 15th, thanks to PTA funds and a grant from the United Arts Council,Project Ole will present the art of flamenco dance and music to all grade levels. During Project Ole students are introduced to the rhythms and emotions of flamenco, its origins in Southern Spain, and its multicultural influences: Andalusian, Gypsy, North African, Arabic and Judaic and Latin American. The artists demonstrate the important elements of flamenco including: castañuelas (castanets), guitarra (guitar), cante (voice), and zapateado (footwork), and share dances and songs spanning a range of emotions from joy to sorrow, anger to exuberance. Research shows that when exposed to the arts, not only do student test scores improve but their imaginations are ignited and new possibilities are open to them. Through your support and that of the Artist in Schools program, we are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our students.
Do you enjoy art, music, or dance or have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Provide your own unique interpretation of the theme through art, photography, music, dance, writing, or film! Entries are due on November 16 to the front office. Click here to view complete rules and access student entry forms.