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WALTER Magazine - Spotlight: Arts in Action - Monday, May 04, 2015
WALTER Magazine - Spotlight: Arts in Action

In a recent class at Knightdale Elementary School, a group of fourth graders stomped their way into the school gym, humming with excitement. Despite recent class cancellations from snow, they jumped right into a dance routine they’d learned weeks earlier. Artistic Director Alton Tisino shouted encouragement: “If you make a mistake, do you just give up?” he asked the class. “No!” students yelled back. “No,” he agreed. “You keep going.”
 

Dancin' to the Music - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Herald Sun

Fayetteville Elementary School fifth-graders, including Victor Garcia, rehearse for their "Viva Mexico" performance as part of a residency program, North Carolina Arts in Action, an affiliate of the National Dance Institute of New York, on Monday
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Gotta Dance! - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Durham Magazine
August/September 2008

Arts education may be dwindling in most elementary schools, but not at Fayetteville Street Elementary, where a multicultural group of 60 fifth graders expressed themselves through the transformative power of dance.
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Dancing Lions - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Chapel Hill Magazine
May/June 2008

After a month-long residency with the National Dance Institute's Bianca Johnson, the entire fourth grade class at Frank Porter Graham Elementary was ready for action — Arts in Action, that is.
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Learning For A Lifetime/The Village People - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Durham News
Saturday/Sunday, May 24–25, 2008

Diamond Daniels, top, a fifth grader at Fayetteville Elementary School in Durham, sits on the shoulders of fifth grade teacher Toni Nadiyah Moore. read more ...

Dancing into FPG - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Chapel Hill Magazine
November/December 2007

North Carolina Arts in Action (NC-AIA) is at it again. read more ...

Learning For A Lifetime/Rhythm Academy - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Durham News
Saturday/Sunday, November 3–4, 2007

North Carolina Arts in Action (NC-AIA) is now in partnership with Fayetteville Street Elementary School, exposing fifth graders at the school to the arts through dance. read more ...

Carolina Arts in Action - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Southern Neighbor
July 2007

For the second year in a row, North Carolina Arts in Action (NCAIA) is proud to announce the selection of four 4th graders from the NC-AIA pilot program at Rashkis Elementary to attend the National Dance Institute’s (NDI) Irene Diamond Summer Institute in New York City. read more ...

"All Means All" - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Chapel Hill News
August 22, 2007

Schools focus on preparing a diverse student body read more ...

In Living Color - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Chapel Hill Herald
August 22, 2007

About 20 rising fifth- and sixth-graders enrolled at Rashkis Elementary School perform a preview of their upcoming dance season titled "An African Village" read more ...

Jacques d’Amboise receives CHILD Magazine’s 2007 Children’s Champion Award - Thursday, August 16, 2012
CHILD Magazine
June/July 2007 read more ...

Rashkis Kids Take Center Stage - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Chapel Hill Magazine
March/April 2007

Arts may be taking a hit in some schools across the country, but not at Rashkis Elementary. read more ...

Strowd Roses Inc. announces funds recipient - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Daily Tarheel, online exclusive
Friday, October 13, 2006

Recipients include El Centro Latino, N.C. Arts in Action, Project Compassion and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black History and Culture.

 

Supporters In Action - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Chapel Hill Magazine, People and Places
September/October 2006

Says NC-AIA Executive Director Lisa Kang. "Ultimately we want to bring this program to the children of North Carolina, but it all began here in Chapel Hill."

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Putting on their dancing shoes! - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Chapel Hill Herald
Sunday, July 16, 2006

Spending part of their school year taking lessons every week from a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet just wasn't enough.

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Dance is Awesome / 2 Successful Dance Performances - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Maxwell Gazette, A Rashkis Elementary Publication
April 2006

On Thursday, April 27th, we had 2 big dance performances. One was in the afternoon and one was at night. The one in the afternoon was for the whole school, and the one at night was for parents.

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Arts in Action - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Maxwell Gazette, A Rashkis Elementary Publication
March 2006

When our class first heard that we were going to be taking dance class, we were all "bummed out" and thought it was going to be boring. But after the first day of dance, everybody changed their mind and now we like going to dance and learning new moves and hanging out with new friends and Kirstie.

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Students Learn from a Master - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Chapel Hill Herald
Saturday, February 11, 2006

"This is a program for every child should have" said Lisa Kang executive director of Arts in Action. "The rich as well as the poor have the right to have the arts in their lives."

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Infecting Kids - With Dance Fever - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The News & Observer
Saturday, February 11, 2006

Call it recess meets modern dance. The point is to make kids move, and love doing it.
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Arts Group Receives Grants - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Chapel Hill Herald
February 2006

North Carolina Arts in Action received $5,000 from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and $5,000 from the Mary D.B.T. Semans Foundation for its first in-school dance pilot program.

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Woman's goal is to bring dance to state's school kids - Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Chapel Hill News
Sunday, June 12, 2005

It was amazing to see that after three hours of instructions the kids were dancing and loving it, along with 30 teachers." Berger said.

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