Dance It Forward
Every child deserves to dance. To that end, we created a program that makes dance lessons possible to students with no regard to their ability to pay. We believe that art is an essential part of any community and strives to bring the art of dance to those who otherwise may not have access to professional instruction and performances through this outreach program – Dance it Forward.
Greater York Dance has collaborated with artists and artistic organizations, as well as nonprofit community groups, public and private schools, and service providers to offer dance education classes, lectures and performances in an effort to enrich the lives of others by passing the joy of dance forward.
A variety of options are available through this project. A School Year Program provides multiple weekly dance classes to students (audition required). Workshops offered may provide instruction only; may be combined with a performance opportunity, or be presented in multiple workshops that may be combined to create a residency program specifically suited for school, grade-level and individual student needs. DancExperience is an after school program and a unique way that we Dance It Forward. Students ages 7-12 receive training from our professional faculty and experienced student leaders. Students are introduced to dance and movement free of charge; the experience finished with an onstage performance. Role modeling empowers young people to make smart choices that put them on a better path in life. This occurs naturally in this program as advanced students of the school often assist in teaching. We invite children to learn about the fascinating, creative world of dance every chance we have.