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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Step right up—it’s Circus Tricks Week! Using the stuff around you (and the stuff between your ears), you’ll practice feats of showmanship and learn to combine them into circus acts brimming with personal style.
Shuffle and flap your way from basic rhythms and steps to more complex choreo in homemade tap shoes—just don’t make too much noise.
In this week’s Arts Break, it’s time to expand and enrich the world of your theatrical creations by designing props and soundscapes!
It’s Playmaking Week! By the end of this week, you’ll have everything you need to write and perform your very own scenes and short plays.
It’s Week 7 of New Victory Arts Break! Wear your hearts on your sleeves and hold onto your silliest hats—this week is all about clowning.
It’s time to sharpen our pencils, tap our toes and raise our voices to the sound of music—it’s New Victory Arts Break – Songwriting Week!
Levitation may have eluded you during Magic Week, but this week you have a chance to fight off gravity in a wholly different art form—juggling!
This week we are focusing on magic. Take the Magician’s Oath, develop an entertaining persona and use everyday household items to amaze your family!
Practice a variety of puppet-making and puppeteering skills with materials you have at home, and put them together into a masterful show of manipulation.
It’s time to get up and move! This week’s activities are designed to help you explore dance and movement as a family in fun, approachable ways.