Pentacle’s education and outreach began in 1988, and has developed a mission that facilitates a broad understanding of both performance and non-profit career possibilities for youth. Behind the Scenes is a program created in 2003 that partners with schools to teach all aspects of artistic production, offering choreographic mentorship and/or introduction to non-profit basics. Pentacle does this by placing teaching artists in schools to work closely with students in movement and career mentorship, enabling hands-on opportunities and offering valuable insight from leaders in the field. The objective for Behind the Scenes is to provide youth a unique chance to identify new areas of interest and learn the skills they need to stay connected to the arts throughout their lives.
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Behind the Scenes is generously supported through funding by the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Pentacle’s educational programming meets the benchmarks of the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and the New York City Department of Educational Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.