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. 

CURRENT CLASSES

Program Type Teaching Artist Style Site Site Address Open Classes? Start date End Date
Ageless Action Audrey Martinez Salsa (Adult) SAGE (Senior) Center Harlem

W 127th St, New York, NY 10027

Yes (free) 5/4/18 ongoing
Ageless Action (SU CASA) Tom Sullivan/Moving For Life Therapeutic (Adult) Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26th Ave, Bayside, NY 11360 Yes (free) 3/19/18 6/29/18
Ageless Action (SU CASA)

Elena Lopez Sans /Moving For Life

Therapeutic (Adult) Clearview Senior Center 208-11 26th Ave, Bayside, NY 11360 Yes (free) 4/6/18 6/29/18
Community Kinect Marlon Mills Salsa (Adult) Ft. Hamilton Recreation Center 9941 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Yes (NYC Parks & Rec Membership Req.)

3/12/18 5/15/18
Community Kinect Carol Henning Bellydance (18+) Chelsea Recreation Center 430 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001

Yes (NYC Parks & Rec Membership Req.)

3/17/18 5/12/18
Community Kinect Laci Chisholm Jazz Fitness (Ages 6-13) St. Johns Recrecation Center 1251 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Yes (NYC Parks & Rec Membership Req.)

3/28/18 5/16/18
Community Kinect Mazarte Dance Mexican Carnival (Ages 6-13) Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center 3225 Reservoir Oval E, Bronx, NY 10467

Yes (NYC Parks & Rec Membership Req.)

3/28/18 ongoing
Cultural Residency Nekira Grant Hip Hop University Heights HS 701 St Ann's Ave, Bronx, NY 10455

No

3/12/18 5/14/18
Cultural Residency

Funmi Chesney /Fusha Dance

West African PS56, The Lewis H. Latimer School 70 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 No 3/12/18 ongoing
Cultural Residency Mazarte Dance

Mexican Carnival

IS347 35 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY 11221 No   ongoing
Cultural Residency Afro Brazil Arts Capoeira

University Neighborhood HS

200 Monroe St, New York, NY 10002 No 4/16/18 4/25/18
Cultural Residency Akim Nvadou Creative Moves & Groves

YAI Seeing Beyond Disability

265 W 37th St, New York, NY 10001 No 3/27/18 5/16/18
Cultural Residency Ajna Dance Company Indian/Bhangra

F.E. Bellows Elementary School

200 Carroll Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543 No 3/5/18 ongoing
Cultural Residency NYCCC Chinese

F.E. Bellows Elementary School

200 Carroll Avenue Mamaroneck, NY 10543 No 3/5/18 ongoing
Cultural Residency Karen Kriegel Korean MS447, The Math & Science Exploratory School 345 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 No 4/10/18 4/20/18
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