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by | Feb 27, 2019 | Dance Documentary

Our next PS Dance film is almost ready!!! Behind-the-scenes of filming PS DANCE! – The Next Generation

I am so thrilled to be working on the next PS DANCE! documentary film: PS DANCE! – The Next Generation.

In January, I spent the entire month living and working in Northampton, Massachusetts with my cinematographers Ashli and Nate and our sound recordist Jim.

We all lived together in an Airbnb and spent our days filming Ann Biddle, master dance educator, and her incredible dance education mentoring program that empowers students to become master dance educators. These students learn the DEL way of teaching dance in 5 days and then teach dance to elementary school children for 3 weeks. It truly is unique and like nothing I have ever seen.

PS DANCE! – The Next Generation is about joy. I don’t want to tell you too much as we are still deep in the process. We filmed hours and hours of footage and currently we are editing in hopes to have the film ready before the Fall of 2019. You can follow our process on my instagram, FaceBook as well as the Dance Education Laboratory FaceBook page and Instagram.

Jody Gottfried Arnhold, who is the Executive Producer of this film is so passionate and so dedicated to the mission of dance education for every child. That passion fuels this project, and I’m so grateful to Jody for trusting us with this message.

Our whole purpose is to demonstrate how dance changes lives – and there’s no better way to show that than to highlight this amazing dance program and the transformation that it brings about. I can’t wait to share more with you as we edit this film and work in this creative process!! #DanceForEveryChild!!!

Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.