EDUCATION

Dance Parade’s Community Engagement Programs allow participants of all ages – from schools to community and senior centers – to discover their own innate capacity for the communication of ideas, thoughts, and feelings through the medium of dance.
All participants in Dance Parade’s Community Engagement Programs have the unique opportunity to dance alongside their teaching artists in our annual parade on Broadway and Festival in May!

Cultural Residencies

Our dance groups teach at your location for 6–10 weeks

Ageless Action

Using dance to practice and improve mobility and balance

Community Kinect

Using dance to instill lifelong enthusiasm for physical fitness

PROGRAM BENEFITS

EXPOSURE

to the creative process as it relates to dance: from conception, to reflection, to construction, critique, and public presentation.

A GREATER COMFORT

and awareness of their bodies in space as individuals and as a collective.

UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

on learning about and respecting history, progress and diversity by studying the way a culture moves.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

that supports coordination, flexibility and improved circulation and engaging explorations of meaningful ways to maintain fitness for a lifetime.

Throughout the year, Dance Parade commissions selected colorful Dance Organizations to educate and present the artistry of world dance to schools, senior and community centers.  Dance Parade’s certified educators have created a curriculum for students to learn about the world culture of a particular genre and then to learn and perform ethnic dances in the parade.

Three forms of Curriculum are offered: World Cultural20th Century American and Urban/Modern.  After school programs are offered from February to May and include costume making and participation in the annual parade.

All participants in Dance Parade’s Community Engagement Programs have the unique opportunity to dance alongside their teaching artists in our annual parade on Broadway and Festival in May!

For more information, download our full brochure here or contact Carlye Eckert, Director of Community Engagement Programs. 

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