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Explore the arts wherever you are! New Victory Arts Break offers free ideas and activities guided by New Victory Teaching Artists for teachers and families to incorporate performing arts into their learning. In this ongoing series, discover creative playtime 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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New Victory Arts Break – Tap Dance Week

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.


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New Victory Arts Break – Theater Sounds and Props Week

In this week’s Arts Break, it’s time to expand and enrich the world of your theatrical creations by designing props and soundscapes!


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New Victory Arts Break – Playmaking Week

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.


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New Victory Arts Break – Clowning Week

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.


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New Victory Arts Break – Songwriting Week

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!


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New Victory Arts Break – Juggling 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!


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New Victory Arts Break – Magic Week

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!


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New Victory Arts Break – Puppetry Week

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.


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New Victory Arts Break – Just Move! Week

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.


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New Victory Arts Break – Percussion Week

This week, we’re exploring different forms of percussion. Let’s kick things off with Teaching Artist Peter Musante and a lesson on body percussion!


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