The Arts

From dance to theater to animation and so much more more, New York Edge’s hands-on arts programs nurture imagination, inspire curiosity, give students a voice, and contribute to social emotional learning.

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Through our arts programs we aim to foster creativity, self-confidence and self-discipline. The goal of each program is to inspire curiosity through careful observation and artistic exploration. Our performing and visual arts curriculum focuses on developmental consideration for each grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and is built upon the ideas of progressive learning, leadership, social emotional learning and performance and presentation. Students enjoy the opportunity to perform and showcase their work for family, friends, and the community at special events such as Art Day, Girl Redesigned, Step Competition, and New York Edge’s signature event – the Spring Arts Showcase.

Age-Appropriate Experiences for Every Student

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Programs for Elementary School

This is an opportunity for students to collaborate on a story based on the theme  in a maximum 90-second Instagram reel format, or short film. Winners will receive awards and a special feature on the New York Edge Instagram channel. Sites participating in the festival will make the final edits to their submissions, and then prepare for the festival experience at Museum of the Moving Image.

Our Annual Step Competition is an exciting performance opportunity for New York Edge Step teams to compete head to head to win top prizes and trips! It’s more than rhythm. It’s more than dancing. It’s more than the music. It’s stepping! These step routines are aimed at promoting physical health and teamwork through stepping. This competition gives New York Edge students the opportunity to showcase their talent through the art of stepping, while enjoying a fun and safe environment.

Art Day is part of the Art Department’s educational series for New York Edge students designed to empower and build self-confidence. Students participate in a day of  workshops around fashion & design, visual arts, music, dance and theater arts. The objective is to connect self-expression through art  to leadership, social awareness, and technology.

Students are introduced to the world of music production, covering topics such as digital audio workstations (DAWs), mixing, mastering, and sound design. Through hands-on projects, they gain practical experience in producing music across various genres, using industry-standard software and equipment.

New York Edge’s Annual Spring Arts Showcase consists of a variety of talent, ranging from dancing and singing to drawings and paintings. The performance portion of the Spring Showcase features 15+ performances; only these acts from over 100 of the New York Edge schools that can audition will be selected to perform at the showcase. Acts range from musical theater performances, a cappella chorus, dramatic works, video presentation, various dance styles, step, drumline and more.

Programs for Middle School

This is an opportunity for students to collaborate on a story based on the theme  in a maximum 90-second Instagram reel format, or short film. Winners will receive awards and a special feature on the New York Edge Instagram channel. Sites participating in the festival will make the final edits to their submissions, and then prepare for the festival experience at Museum of the Moving Image.

Our Annual Step Competition is an exciting performance opportunity for New York Edge Step teams to compete head to head to win top prizes and trips! It’s more than rhythm. It’s more than dancing. It’s more than the music. It’s stepping! These step routines are aimed at promoting physical health and teamwork through stepping. This competition gives New York Edge students the opportunity to showcase their talent through the art of stepping, while enjoying a fun and safe environment.

Art Day is part of the Art Department’s educational series for New York Edge students designed to empower and build self-confidence. Students participate in a day of  workshops around fashion & design, visual arts, music, dance and theater arts. The objective is to connect self-expression through art  to leadership, social awareness, and technology.

Students are introduced to the world of music production, covering topics such as digital audio workstations (DAWs), mixing, mastering, and sound design. Through hands-on projects, they gain practical experience in producing music across various genres, using industry-standard software and equipment.

New York Edge’s Annual Spring Arts Showcase consists of a variety of talent, ranging from dancing and singing to drawings and paintings. The performance portion of the Spring Showcase features 15+ performances; only these acts from over 100 of the New York Edge schools that can audition will be selected to perform at the showcase. Acts range from musical theater performances, a cappella chorus, dramatic works, video presentation, various dance styles, step, drumline and more.

Programs for High School

This is an opportunity for students to collaborate on a story based on the theme  in a maximum 90-second Instagram reel format, or short film. Winners will receive awards and a special feature on the New York Edge Instagram channel. Sites participating in the festival will make the final edits to their submissions, and then prepare for the festival experience at Museum of the Moving Image.

Our Annual Step Competition is an exciting performance opportunity for New York Edge Step teams to compete head to head to win top prizes and trips! It’s more than rhythm. It’s more than dancing. It’s more than the music. It’s stepping! These step routines are aimed at promoting physical health and teamwork through stepping. This competition gives New York Edge students the opportunity to showcase their talent through the art of stepping, while enjoying a fun and safe environment.

Art Day is part of the Art Department’s educational series for New York Edge students designed to empower and build self-confidence. Students participate in a day of  workshops around fashion & design, visual arts, music, dance and theater arts. The objective is to connect self-expression through art  to leadership, social awareness, and technology.

Students are introduced to the world of music production, covering topics such as digital audio workstations (DAWs), mixing, mastering, and sound design. Through hands-on projects, they gain practical experience in producing music across various genres, using industry-standard software and equipment.

New York Edge’s Annual Spring Arts Showcase consists of a variety of talent, ranging from dancing and singing to drawings and paintings. The performance portion of the Spring Showcase features 15+ performances; only these acts from over 100 of the New York Edge schools that can audition will be selected to perform at the showcase. Acts range from musical theater performances, a cappella chorus, dramatic works, video presentation, various dance styles, step, drumline and more.