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Actívate

  Bring Latin Grammy-winners and GRAMMY nominees 123 Andrés to your school! In Actívate, Andrés and Christina use dance moves, rhythm and movement to bring joy and a positive message. Actívate means “to actívate” and promotes self-affirmation and creativity, with a blend of Spanish language, a big dose of energy and lots of opportunities to […]

American Dance: From Africa to Broadway

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 […]

Puerto Rican Folkloric Music: la Bomba y la Plena

Segunda Quimbamba is a cultural gem based in Jersey City. Led by Master Drummer Juan Cartagena and Master Dancer Nanette Hernandez, the band performs and teaches Puerto Rican folkloric music La Bomba and La Plena, honoring their ancestors and heritage through practicing this preservation. The call-and-response music creates a collaborative artistic space in Bomba for […]

¡Hola, Vecinos!

Packed with social and emotional learning, this residency offers children from different backgrounds or neighborhoods a space and a way to bridge cultural and linguistic barriers using Latin dance as the messenger! While learning the dances of another culture, students can also learn words, customs, values and exchange other valuable information on as  many cultures as […]

Defining Ourselves and Each Other Through Movement

Dedicated to reflecting the true diverse nature of the world we live in, Heidi Latsky Dance brings rigorous, passionate, and thought-provoking work around the world. This residency program is designed to enhance each school’s curriculum needs through writing, technology, music, creativity, physical activity, social interaction, and self-reflection with an underlying objective to provide a strong […]

Hip Hop Dance in your Classroom

This professional learning program will introduce hip hop dance into the classroom space as a tool to explore thematic content and assess student understanding. Participants will experience hip hop dance, as an opportunity to have fun, reflect, discuss, and analyze creative teaching strategies. Activities such as the story circle exercise and choreography created from thematic […]

Tap LIVE!

The Tap Live! assembly features award-winning performing artist, Quynn Johnson. This interactive and rhythmic performance shares the traditions and history of the American art form of tap dance, highlighting Quynn’s personal journey of perseverance to overcome challenges through dance. Tap Live! combines dance and music with storytelling to inspire and impact students through rhythmic expression. […]

The REMIX

The REMIX is an action-packed, rhythmic roller coaster, that explores the five elements of percussive dance (rhythm, energy, musicality, improvisation, and our x-factor). This interactive performance, featuring three dancers, fuses Hip Hop music with Tap and Stepping, bringing audiences dancing along the way. The REMIX creates a safe space for students to become both dancer […]