Arts After School

Arts After School

Sundays, May 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Repeats Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2011 at 10:30 pm


In a new 4-part series, WFMT will profile some of the many public-private arts partnerships that work with public school students in Chicago. Our producers have traveled around the city to profile programs focusing on music, dance, theater and new media, and we’ll speak with experts in the field about the role of such programs in public education.


May 29, 2011

Program #4 - Arts After School: Dance

The fourth of a four part series exploring after school arts programs in Chicago. This hour focuses on dance programs, and we'll meet students learning what it takes to perform at a high level. (Repeats Tuesday, May 31, 2011)


The final edition of our four-part series on arts education focused on dance programs offered by The Joffrey Ballet and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater.  But we also visited the youth program of Chicago’s About Face Theater, and met some students at the relatively new Chicago High School for the Arts.

This program has been created in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation for more than 95 years. Please visit their website at for more information on the Arts Learning Initiative and to learn how you can help.

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