Workshops and Residencies

Rhythm Explorations

Connect Your Classroom Curriculum to the Soul of American Culture!

We offer a diverse selection of Apollo Workshops in dance, theater, and music. Our Apollo Teaching Artists will go to your site for 45 – 60 minute sessions. Please review the programs listed below. Workshops are arranged to fit your schedule.

First Workshop Session:

Additional Workshop Session(s):
$125 per additional session*

*To receive this discounted rate, all additional workshops must be scheduled on the same day as the first workshop. Workshop rates do not apply to residencies, please inquire.

The Apollo Theater is a New York City Department of Education Vendor – #133630066

Use our Educator Resource Guide to further connect your classroom curriculum to your students’ Apollo experience.

For more information and for questions about our residencies, please contact us at 212-531-5300.

Workshop Choices: Music

A Journey Through Song
Lyrics Across Time

(Grades 4 12)

Students will compare music from specific eras (ex. the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s), focusing on how lyrics embody the social and political climates of the historical period engaged. By learning to write their own song lyrics, students will reflect on the cultural dynamics of their own lived experiences. 

Rhythm Explorations

(Grades PK – 6)

Students become familiar with the roots of various rhythmic styles they hear in much of today’s popular music and how music has long been used in storytelling. During this hands-on workshop, students are invited to explore and create their own rhythms to learn how rhythm and stories carry tradition and culture throughout history.

We Sing!

(Grades PK – 6)

Through singing, students will be introduced to fundamental musical and vocal techniques through a selection of songs made famous by Apollo legends. By singing and group discussions students will examine each song’s historical and social importance.

Workshop Choices: Theater & Dance

Theater Explorations

(Grades K – 12)

A variety of performance techniques such as gesture, dialogue, improvisation, physical and vocal choices, and sense memory are employed to create powerful literacy, language, and arts learning opportunities for a wide range of student abilities.

Dance Explorations

(Grades 2 – 12)

After familiarization with the signature styles of dancers from the past and present, students will express themselves through creative movement and apply learned choreographing techniques to imagine and develop their own dance routines. 

Hip Hop Dance

(Grades 3 – 12)

This workshop will engage students in popular Hip Hop party dances of the 80s and 90s. Through discussion and movement students will learn the origin and conventions of each technique while attaining a vital understanding of how foundational street, funk, and club styles formulated the dance element of Hip Hop Culture.

Historic Social Dances of Harlem

(Grades K – 12)

This exciting and active workshop engages students in the classic dances of Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom, a world-class institution of music and dance in operation from 1926 through 1958. Students will be acquainted with the origins, relevance, and steps of social dances such as the “Lindy Hop,” “Shorty George,” and “Suzy-Q.”

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