St Boniface School Awarded Grant For Artist In Residence

St. Boniface School has been notified that they are recipients of a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council for the artist in residency program.
Principal Betty Getzfred made the announcement last week. With the grant, the school will host LaTryce Anderson from Jan. 26 through Jan. 30.
Anderson, from Omaha, is a contemporary dance, hip-hop, creative movement artist. During her residencies, she explores hip-hop and contemporary dance with participants. When working with preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten groups, she focuses on movement exploration. By asking young students,” What can our bodies do?” she helps them learn to make shapes, numbers and letters with their movements.
LaTryce teaches the elements of dance by leading students physically through time, space, energy and motion. She introduces them to a brief history of hip hop dance, and they learn a short, brief history of hip hop, and they learn a dance piece to kid-friendly, upbeat songs. Grade school students get a more in-depth explanation of the elements of dance while physically going through them.
Anderson also enjoys working with adults and seniors through fun funk dance classes. Her activities are designed to help them to feel beautiful and alive again.
The NAC’s grant programs are made possible by appropriations from the State of Nebraska and the National Endowment for the Arts and earnings from the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.