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.
✲ Cultural Residencies – Our dance groups teach at your location for 6–10 weeks
✲ Community Kinect – Using dance to instill lifelong enthusiasm for physical fitness
✲ Workshops and Performances – Single Day Performances or Workshops
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 Cultural, 20th Century American and Urban/Modern. After school programs are offered from February to May and include costume making and participation in the annual parade.
OUR 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 with, and awareness of, their bodies in space as individuals and as a collective
✲ Physical activity that supports coordination, flexibility and improved circulation and engaging explorations of meaningful ways to maintain fitness for a lifetime
✲ A unique perspective on learning about and respecting history, progress and diversity by studying
the way a culture moves
All participants in Dance Parade’s Community Engagement Programs have the unique opportunity to dance alongside their teaching artists in our annual parade on Braodway and Festival in May!
Spring Community Engagement Programs Brings Dance To Schools In All Five Boroughs!
Enjoy a video glimpse of our Community Kinect program in partnership with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department: