Spotlight on Fitness is an amazing program unique to our school and only a few others in NYC. SoFit brings PS 51 students to the Maravel Arts Center, where they use tap dance instruction to inspire lifelong fitness. Every child gets their own pair of tap shoes, and the program helps to fulfill the city’s standards for both the arts and physical education. This program is provided at no cost to the students or schools.
PS 51 was the first partner for this incredible partnership that started back in 2007, and they have chosen to stick with us all these years! PS 51 is incredibly lucky to maintain this partnership as it is incredibly important to our children. Our tap teacher Toni Noblett has been a shining light to our kids. Each year, she teaches our Pre-K through 3rd grade students for a semester. The students walk to the Maravel Arts Center studios each week, change into their tap shoes, and dance away their worries and cares while learning basic tap fundamentals and keeping in shape.
This fall through January, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes are taking tap classes. Check with your classroom teacher for your specific tap schedule.
Beginning in February 2016, Kindergarten and Pre-K students will begin their tap lessons.