8th Grade Select Dance Company Description:
The 8th Grade Select Dance Company is an audition based extended day program for select 8th grade dancers. Dancers are invited to participate in performances throughout the school year as part of the school dance program as well as within the neighboring community and around NYC.

8th Grade Select Dance Company Mission:
The mission of the 8th Grade Select Dance Company is to promote community and individual self-expression through the art form; to develop and strengthen the company members’ skills as dancers, performers, and choreographers; and to share the diversity of dance with the school and larger community.


Dance Company Member Information:

Rehearsals will be: 2015-2016 WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY 5PM-6PM (IF WE CAN HAVE EARLIER REHEARSAL WE WILL TRY TO ARRANGE THIS). THIS REHEARSAL IS SCHEDULED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE AILEY CLASSES AND WE HAVE TO SHARE THE STUDIO.

  • Come prepared to learn choreography to be performed in our school productions and outside of school.
  • Attire: Dance pants or sweat pants/leotards/tanks. Also, hair should be pulled back and jewelry removed!
  • Choreography genres: A fusion of Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, and African

8th Grade Select Dance Company: 2015-2016
801:
Crisainy Valdez
Emily Hernandez
Wilmarys Hernandez
Katerin Delgado

802:
Paola Holguin
Antonella Carpio
Edith Sirett
Melanie Estrella

803:
Amanda Burgos

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2015 8GS at the Manhattan Borough Arts Festival performing "Tune Out, Tune In"



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2013-2014 8th Grade Select Dance Co. performing "Fall & Recover" at the UFT Dance Festival






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2012-2013 8th Grade Select Dancers performing at the Gabriella Rosa Swearing-In Ceremony at P.S. 48!

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8th Grade Select 2011-2012 Dancers at the UFT/NYCDE Dance Festival


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2011-2012 8GS dancers rehearsing their "Competitive Fever" choreography.
2009-2010 Choreography:
  • "Catch Me I'm Falling"-Piece for the Spring Performance
  • "Perceptions of Race"-Piece for March and Spring Performance
  • "Home" -Piece for Spring Performance

2010-2011 Choreography:
  • "Dance of the Heart"-Piece for Winter Performance, MS 51 Performance Share, and Spring Performance
  • "Bound/Free"-Piece for March Performance, MS 51 Performance Share, and Spring Performance
  • "Through Dark there is Light"- Piece for Spring Performance

2011-2012 Choreography:
  • **"A** New Direction"-Piece for Talent Show, Barnes and Noble, UFT Dance Festival, and Spring Performance. UFT Dance Festival Performance Version.
  • "Competitive Fever"- Piece for Winter Awards Celebration and Spring Performance
  • Dualities- Piece for 2012 Spring Performance & Aaron Davis Hall Stars of After School Performance
  • Inner Beauty (select members)- Piece for 2012 Spring Performance & Aaron Davis Hall Stars of After School Performance

2012-2013 Choreography:
  • "Through Darkness, We Find Light" -Piece for Winter Awards Ceremony, Gabriella Rosa Swearing-In Ceremony, ESL Conference, UFT Dance Festival.
  • "Union"- ESL Conference, Spring Performance
  • Spring Performance-Complete repertoire, with additional piece for Spring Performance "All That Jazz"

2013-2014 Choreography:
  • "Equality"- Winter Awards Ceremony, ESL Conference
  • "Fall & Recover"- UFT Dance Festival
  • "Sounds of New York" Spring Performance-Complete repertoire including additional pieces "To Make Amends" & "रिदमऑफलव (Rhythm of Love)"

2014-2015 Choreography: Performance Videos available on request.
  • "Tune Out, Tune In"-Performed at the Winter Awards Ceremony, ESL Conference, Ladies Got Talent, The UFT Dance Festival, The Manhattan Borough Arts Festival, and the June Annual 528 Spring Performance.
  • "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not"-Performed at the June Annual 528 Spring Performance.
  • "हमनृत्यप्यारहमनृत्यप्यारHama nr̥tya pyāra"- Performed at the June Annual 528 Spring Performance.

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2010-2011 8GS Dancers at the PS 48 Winter Performance


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8th Grade Select Dancers rehearsing "Dance of the Heart" at NYU's Dance Education Program


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Rehearsing "Bound/Free" with Ms. Brown-A piece which integrated West African movement and Modern Dance.

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"Bound/Free" performed by 8th Grade Select Dance Company!
Past Performances:
  • I.S. 143 Performance Share 2010 with Fusion Dancers
  • March 10th, 2010 Performance in honor of Hispanic Heritage and Black History Month and our 2nd Marking Period Awards Ceremony!
  • May 23rd, 2010, UFT NYCDE Dance Festival, 11:00am - 1:00pm. 8th Grade Select will be performing "Perceptions of Race". Invite Family Members to come and be part of this Dance Festival and support our amazing dancers!
  • Spring Arts Concert 2009 & 2010
  • December 17th, 2010, The I.S. 528 Winter Awards Celebration, @ P.S. 48
  • January 28th, 2011 Performance Share at I.S. 143 with Ms. Williams and her Dance Companies
  • March 25th, 2011, The I.S. 528 Spring Awards Celebration
  • May 23rd, 2011, Performance Share @ M.S. 51 with Ms. Klein and her Dance Companies (4-6pm)
  • Spring 2011- I.S. 528 Spring Arts Concert
  • 10/13/11 Middle School Fair: Work in Progress piece to "Turning
    Tables"
  • February 2012: Barnes and Noble Performance
  • April 2012: UFT Dance Festival
  • Spring 2012- I.S. 528 Spring Arts Concert
  • 6/14th: Stars of After School Performance @ Aaron Davis Hall
  • December 21st, 2012- The I.S. 528 Winter Awards Celebration, @ P.S. 48
  • January 6th, 2013-The Gabriella Rosa Swearing-In Ceremony
  • 2013 ESL Conference
  • Spring 2013-I.S. 528 Spring Performance