EDUCATION

Since 2008, the Dance Parade organization has tapped its pool of diverse multi-cultural talent to provide Community Engagement Programs to share the joy of dance with historically under represented communities along with the city-wide dance community. Throughout the year, Workshop demonstrations and residencies are provided in-person as well as virtually to youth aged 7-17 in schools and recreation centers and for older New Yorkers in senior centers. All programs end with the exciting participation in the Annual Dance Parade & Festival. Our Health & Safety policy is pertains to our classes and venues in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Cultural Residencies

Our dance groups teach virtually or at your location for 6–12 weeks

Ageless Action

Using the art of 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.

INCREASED AWARENESS

and physical ease for participants in space as indivduals 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, the Dance Parade organization commissions distinctive dance organizations to educate and present the artistry of 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. 

FY2022 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FY2022 (July 2022 to June 2021)

ACTIVITYDATESLOCATIONDANCE ORGANIZATIONS & STYLESPARTICIPANTS

Cultural Assembly + Workshops

1/23/22

PS 023 the New Children's School, 2151 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10457 District 15

Mexican Folk Dance (Mazarte Dance Company)

180

Cultural Residency

2/7/22- 4/25/22

NYC iSchool, 131 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013 District 3

Mexican Folk Dance (Martha Zarate)

10

Cultural Residency

2/7/22- 4/25/22

PS86 The Irvington School, 220 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237 District 37

Carnival (Martha Zarate)

30

Cultural Residency

2/8/22- 4/26/22

NYC iSchool, 131 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013 District 3

Kpop (I LOVE DANCE)

15

Cultural Residency

3/2/22- 5/18/22

Bronx Arena HS, 1440 Story Ave, Bronx, NY 10473 District 17

Hip Hop & Break Dance (Kids Breaking League)

15

Ageless Action

3/3/22- 5/19/22

Clearview Senior Center, 208-11 26th Ave, Queens, NY 11360 District 19

Moving For Life (Tom Sullivan)

25

Cultural Residency

3/7/22- 5/17/22

IS347 School of the Humanities, 35 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11221 District 34

West Sumatran (Saung Budaya)

25

Cultural Residency

3/9/22- 5/18/22

PS56 Lewis H. Latimer School, 170 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 District 35

Afro Fusion (Fit4Dance)

40

Cultural Residency

3/9/22- 5/18/22

PS272 Curtis Estabrook School, 101-24 Seaview Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11236 District 46

Hip Hop (Abeba Baptiste)

50

Cultural Residency

3/16/22- 5/18/22

PS/MS 34 Franklin D. Roosevelt School, 730 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009 District 2

Congolese Dance (Funmilayo Chesney)

20

Community Kinect

3/16/22- 5/18/22

Fit4Dance Studio, 778 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216 District 35

Hip Hop (Fit4Dance)

20

Ageless Action

4/7/22- 6/30/22

Shelton House Social Club, 89-09 162nd St, Jamaica, NY 11432, District 24

Hip Hop Grooves (Abeba Baptiste )

16

Cultural Assembly + Workshops

5/31/22

PS 023 the New Children's School, 2151 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10457 District 15

Mexican Folk Dance (Mazarte Dance Company)

140

Cultural Assembly + Workshops

5/31/22

PS 023 the New Children's School, 2151 Washington Ave, Bronx, NY 10457 District 15

Mexican Folk Dance (Mazarte Dance Company)

200

To see a complete list of our programmatic history since 2017, click here.

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