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Misty Copeland and Eric Tamm in Dumbarton.
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.
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Empire State Partnership Port Washington School District
 
In 1999, with support from the Empire State Partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts and the State Department of Education, ABT began a collaboration with the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, and the Nassau County Museum of Art in the Port Washington School District on Long Island. The focus of this project is to integrate dance, music, theater and visual arts into the regular curriculum. ABT Teaching Artists visit Weber Middle School and work with the 6th grade students integrating dance into their English class. Students then perform their 'Ulysses' ballet as part of a day-long workshop in ABT's studios at 890 Broadway. In 2003, ABT piloted a drama program to work with several classes in the 8th grade. ABT also works with 4th and 5th grade students at the following Port Washington District elementary schools: Sousa, Manorhaven, Guggenheim and Daly.