Program Directory

Momentum - Excellence at the Speed of Dance - The Harlem Renaissance - Blue Cast
Momentum Excellence is a program that engages 4th-grade students in movement, music, choreography and uses dance as a springboard to help children develop excellence, discipline and self-confidence. All classes integrate the Ohio Dept. of Education's Dance Content Standards. Participating students present a year-end performance on stage.

The Show:

Great Migration
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, Traditional Spiritual/protest song
East Columbus Elementary

Harlem Hellfighters
Hellfighters of Harlem, Tomas Doncker Band
Teals XL & XO Boys

Harlem on a Saturday Night
Harlem on a Saturday Night, Lil Hardin Armstrong
Team XO

Words Unleashed
Jitterbug Waltz, Thomas Fats Wller
Lindbergh Elementary

Shuffling Along to Broadway
Shuffle Along, Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle
Horizon Elementary - Gray, Hafner, Kulchar

Tappin' at the Hoofer's Club
Tappin' at the Hoffer's Club, Luke Holmes
Team XO

Bill Rombinson, "Mayor" of Harlem
I'm Livin' in a Great Big Way, Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh
Columbus Gifted Academy - Marshall, O'Dell

The Art Studio
Echoes of Harlem, Duke Ellington
Indian Springs Elementary

Rent Party
The Joint is Jumpin', Thomas Fats Waller
School Staff Members

Singin' The Blues
Backwater Blues, Bessie Smith & James P. Johnson
Team XL

Maple Leave Rag, Scott Joplin
Momentum Alumni & United Preparatory Academy - State

Harlem Stride
Snowy Morning Blues, James P. Johnson
Columbus Gifted Academy, Crosby, Liedke, Tripp

Swing It, Duke!
Cotton Tail, Duke Ellington
Runs and Jumps - Entire Cast

The Charleston at Small's Paradise
Charleston, James P. Johnson
Scioto Darby Elementary

Scattin' at the Cotton Club
The Scat Song, Cab Calloway
Horizon Elementary - Fliger, Richards

Jazz Poetry: The Weary Blues
Poem by Langston Hughes, Music by Luke Holmes
Team XO

Stompin' at the Savoy
Stompin' at the Savoy, Edgar Sampson & Andy Razaf
Finale: Entire Cast
May 15, 2019