Students at F.E. Bellows Elementary School welcomed the Mazarte Dance Company to their school on March 22. As part of the enrichment program, they were invited to dance with the performers.

Renowned for performing and teaching audiences about traditional Mexican dance forms, Mazarte Dance Company members taught students about the rich and artistic traditions of dance and music. They will also provide them with free lessons on April 19 and 26 and May 3, 10 and 17 in the auditorium from 12 – 1 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend the classes. Sign up folders for the dance classes can be found in each classroom.

This program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the PTSA and the district’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model.  

In addition, students and parents are invited to participate with the Mazarte Dance Company in the 11th annual Dance Parade and Festival event on May 20. Dance Parade New York, which takes place annually in New York City, features more than 10,000 dancers who perform more than 80 styles of traditional and contemporary dance genres.

Participation in the Dance Parade is entirely at the discretion of individual families, and parents would need to register on the Dance Parade website at www.danceparade.org. The Rye Neck Union Free School District is not responsible for transporting or supervising participants.