Apollo Education

On Demand Learning

Our On-Demand Learning Library has something for everyone!  Looking to connect the performing arts to your classroom curriculum? Look no further. Integrating our on-demand video modules with your academic content will engage your students while meeting a wide range of educational needs. Students learn best through experiencing the joy of performing arts. Modules feature supporting curriculum materials that will spark ideas for teaching and learning with your students.

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Between the World and Me With Benton Greene

In this unit, Benton Greene walks us through three of the lessons featured in the Between the World and Me Resource Guide for Educators. The Guide was first created for Apollo Theater’s staged reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s award-winning book and can be used as a companion piece to the book, the Apollo's theatrical presentation, and the HBO film. Lessons are recommended for grades 6 – 12.


Historic Social Dances of Harlem with Dana Rainey

Dana Rainey shows us how dancers moved during the Harlem Renaissance era. In these videos, your students will learn step-by-step how to perform the Bee’s Knees, Shorty George & the Boogie Back, and Truckin’. These are some of the most popular dance steps from the early 20th Century.  Recommended for Grades K - 12.

A group of people dancing in a Harlem club

Hip Hop Dance with Charlene “Chi-Chi” Smith

In these videos, Charlene “Chi-Chi” Smith guides your students through the Hip Hop Dance technique known as Groovin’. They will learn this in the Bounce, Rock & Groove video. Once your students learn how to Groove, they will be able to dance along with Chi-Chi as she teaches the James Brown and the Biz Markie. Recommended for Grades 3 - 12.


Photo credits (from top to bottom) Brown Brothers Archive, Ruby Tull Photography,