For the 2017-18 School Year, Burbank Arts for All Foundation partnered with the Washington Elementary PTA to provide funding support for a school-wide dance residency program. For six weeks, all students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade received weekly dance instruction from teaching artists from local Burbank dance company, Garri Dance Studio. As a Title 1 school, most students at Washington do not have access to professional dance instruction, and this program allowed all students to engage in art while learning dance, movement, and choreography.
“Our students are so lucky to have the Garri Dance Studio work with them for our Spring Dance! The instructors are enthusiastic and work so well with all of the kids to bring out the best they have through dancing. Even my most shy students participate and seeing them perform with smiles on their faces is so exciting!” -3rd Grade Teacher at George Washington Elementary