American Dance: From Africa to Broadway

Artist: OKRA Dance

Type: Performances / Assembly

Program Availability: In-Person


Two versatile dancers the OKRA Dance Company take you on a cultural tour through three centuries of American history to explore how the combination of migration, culture and communication created the popular American theater and stage dances we know today. From European classical court and folk dances and African plantation narratives, to vaudeville, tap, the Harlem Renaissance – all of this and more is packed into this entertaining and interactive performance.

North of Trenton only. Availability from November to June.

Program options:


Price & Info


Assembly Price: $1150

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $1870

Travel Fee: $95 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45

Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



American History Month

Arts Appreciation Month

Black History Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

National Arts in Education Week

National Dance Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

American History



Technical Requirements

We prefer wooden floors but can accommodate concrete and carpet with advance notice. We need a semi-enclosed space immediately adjacent to performance area for quick changes during performances; stage wings, closed off hallways, storage closets, etc. all work. Note: there is tap dancing in this show!