A former York resident and professional dancer is guest teaching at the New Hope Academy Charter School’s performing arts program today and tomorrow.
Terrence Green, was expected to teach intro to performing arts and dance I classes today, and he’s also expected to share his story on Friday, according to a news release.
Green, a hip-hop dancer, choreographer and actor, has performed with the Philadelphia dance group Ground Kuntrol, and has worked with artists including Chris Brown, Juelz Santana, Ciara, Young Jeezy and Danity Kane, according to the release. He appeared in the MTV series “America’s Best Dance Crew,” the remake of “Footloose” and in other roles.
“The goal of our program is to put student artists in learning moments with industry professionals on a daily basis,” Cal Weary, director of the New Hope School of the Arts, said in the release. “Having artists like Mr. Green enhances and enriches the full experience of the student. We look forward to this visit as well as many more to come.”
You might remember that the York City School Board had suggested New Hope might need a charter amendment in order to offer its performing arts program to students outside of the charter school.
Isiah Anderson, managing officer for ThreeCord Inc., said in an email that the school’s solicitor doesn’t think a charter amendment is necessary and has been working with the district solicitor on the issue. But while the issues are ironed out, the school has not been accepting students from outside the school on a part-time basis.