Explore the arts wherever you are! Whether you’re preparing to attend a show or are just looking for some family-friendly creative inspiration, New Victory Arts Break offers free online activities guided by New Victory Teaching Artists for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their learning. In this ongoing series, discover posts related to past and upcoming shows that will flex your creativity and stretch your imagination!
New Victory Arts Break is funded, in part, by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.
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Bend! Stretch! Melt! Learn the origins of some traditional ballet movements and then find new ways to express them with your body.
Learn about the history of house dance, sample a menu of dance moves, and work with friends and family to create a personalized poster!
Dance inspiration can come from anywhere at any time—even in the shower! Create choreography based on activities from your morning routine.
Express your emotions through dance! Pop and groove your way through feelings of excitement, embarrassment and more.
Enjoy a nighttime stretch and singalong with your little one in a series of activities inspired by Spellbound Theatre’s Shakespeare’s Stars.
From shadow puppets to music to illustrations, explore wordless ways of theatrical storytelling with activities inspired by Spellbound Theatre’s Wink.
From counterbalancing to crawling mid-air, learn partner acrobatic tricks that you can perform safely at home. Adult supervision required.
Hone your circus skills and promote them like a pro with family activities inspired by Cirque Mechanics’ modern circus spectacle Zephyr.
Practice the art of Bunraku puppetry with homemade puppets and improvise a story with your hands in activities inspired by Baobab.
From tissue boxes with eyes to animal shadows on the bathroom wall, explore a week’s worth of puppetry activities for the whole family.