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

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. 

FY2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

PROGRAM PROGRAM DATES LOCATION / COUNCIL DISTRICT TEACHING ARTIST / DANCE ORGANIZATIONS
Cultural Residency 7/2/2019-


8/3/2019


Completed

St. Lukes School, 487 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 District 3


Grace Church School, 46 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003 District 2

Thomas Sullivan (Contemporary), Funmilayo Chesney (African), Mariko Endo (Butoh)
Workshop Demonstration 10/26/2019


Completed

International Charter School of NY / MS 35


272 MacDonough Street Brooklyn, District 36

Fusha Dance Company (African/Congolese), Red Dance Studio (Chinese, Eva Lu)
Workshop Demonstration 1/23/2020


Completed

PS 77 / PS 198, 1700 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10128 District 5 Fusha Dance Company (African/Congolese), Mazarte Dance Company (Mexican Polka), Afro Brazil Arts (Capoeira)
SU CASA Ageless Action 3/10/20 - 6/30/20


Started but Suspended due to COVID-19s

Shelton House Senior Center, 89-09 162nd Street, Jamaica, NY 11432 District 24 Sifa Rachid, Movement Graffiti (Zumba)
Cultural Residency 3/11/20 - 5/16/20


Currently Suspended due to COVID-19

I.S. 347, School of Humanities, 35 Starr St. Brooklyn, NY 11221 District 34 Juliette Nieves, Reaction Dance Company NYC
Cultural Residency 3/12/20 - 5/16/20


Currently Suspended due to COVID-19

PS/MS34, 730 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009, District 2 Sifa Rachid, Afro-Fusion
Workshop Demonstration 3/16/2020


Cancelled due to COVID-19

F.E. Bellows Elementary School, 200 Carroll Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Fusha Dance Company (West African)
Ageless Action Residency 3/17/20 - 5/16/20
Currently Suspended due to COVID-19
Ft. Hamilton Senior Rec Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11209 District 43 Marlon Mills (Salsa)
SU CASA Ageless Action 3/19/20 - 6/30/20


Currently Suspended due to COVID-19

Selfhelp Clearview Neighborhood Senior Center, Bayside, 208-11 26th Ave, Bayside, NY 11360 District 19 Tom Sullivan, Moving For Life (Therapeutic Movement), Annette Dejesus (Salsa)
Community Kinect Residency 3/22/20 - 5/16/20


urrently Suspended due to COVID-19

Chelsea Recreation Center District, 430 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001 District 3Carol Henning, Tandava Arts (Middle Eastern Dance) Carol Henning, Tandava Arts (Middle Eastern Dance)
Cultural Residency 3/30/20 - 5/16/20


Currently Suspended due to COVID-19

University Neighborhood High School, 200 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002 District 1 It’s Showtime NYC Breakdance)
Cultural Residency 4/8/2019- 5/18/2019 F.E. Bellows Elementary School, 200 Carroll Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Funmilayo Chesney & Kalon Hayward, Fusha Dance Company (African)
Cultural Residency 3/30/20 - 5/23/20
Currently
Suspended due to
COVID-19
IS238 Susan B. Anthony Middle School, 88-15 182nd St, Hollis, NY 11423 District 27 Kid Glyde, Kids Breaking League (Break Dance)
Cultural Residency 4/1/20 - 5/16/20


Currently Suspended due to COVID-19

PS56, The Lewis Latimer School 170 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY Michael Goldstein, Afro Brazil Arts (Capoeira)
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