Making a Case for Dance in Public Schools
Posted on September 1, 2015 by Rachel Caldwell
Catherine Gallant inspires creativity and confidence at PS 89.
Catherine Gallant is one of five educators featured in the documentary PS DANCE!
Children skipping, dancing with partners and swaying from side to side illuminate the screen of the documentary film PS DANCE! as their teacher, Catherine Gallant, weaves through the classroom. They spread out and she leads the class through pliés, inviting the children to follow along, her arms spread wide. When she prompts them with the image, “crawling creatures at the bottom of the ocean,” the children respond by shifting to a low level to slither, slide and roll, giving their best interpretations of sea creatures…