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Through the 21st Century grant, Purelements provides an in school residence program at HSGC which uses multiple forms of art to enhance literacy, link the arts with academia, and encourage students to use creative and critical thinking skills in their academic endeavors.


Purelements: an Evolution in Dance (“PE”) is a 501(c) (3) performing arts organization founded in 2006, by Kevin A. Joseph and Lakai Worrell.  The mission of PE is to use multiple facets of the performing arts as educational tools to evolve and transform the individuals and communities it serves, and to present dynamic performances that are socially relevant and impactful.  PE’s mission unfolds through an art-in-education program, a performing arts program and its professional and pre-professional dance companies.

Through our programs, we use the arts as a vehicle to support personal development, expose children in underserved communities to careers in the performing arts, support the aspiring artists is serves with developing and refining their talents, and to educate its program participants and audiences on social issues affecting their communities. 


Through its dance companies, PE delivers high-quality and provocative performances that fuse a variety of dance styles with voice, spoken word and Musical Theater. The Village Voice has described the company’s work as “…a riveting fusion of ballet, hip-hop, and African movement.”


Headquartered in Brooklyn New York, PE operates with a staff of four full-time and three part-time employees, and contracts up to 30 teaching artists to support its programs.




This activity is offered through the music classes. A teaching artists pushes in, teaching students a variety of music concepts including pitch and tone. 


Teaching Artist: Aundreus Patterson


Offered on Fridays in all music classes

Hip-Hop Dance

Offered after school twice a week, students in this activity learn choreography and techniques important to hip-hop dance.


Teaching Artist: Christopher Cooper


Offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-5pm in Room 202

Musical Theater


Offered after school twice a week, students in this activity learn about various elements of putting on a production--singing, acting, stage presence, voice projection, and more.


Teaching Artist: Andrea Cleveland


Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5pm in Room 202





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