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Dance Theatre of Harlem School Time Performances

Spring Series 2020
  • What PAC PAC Series Event Feature Performing Arts Center Performance Performing Arts Performing Arts Center Performing and Fine Arts CurrentEvents Current Students Current Sudents Faculty Staff Alumni
  • When May 20, 2020 (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where 94-45 Guy R Brewer Blvd Jamaica NY 11451 Main Stage Theatre
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone 718-262-2840
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School Time Performances/lecture demonstration (Grades 1-12) 10am performance & 12pm performance

SCHOOL TIME PERFORMANCES/ LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS (GRADES 1-12) DTB School Time Performances provide a fun and accessible introduction to the art of ballet; this includes the production elements of putting on a performance and an opportunity to see choreographic sequences come alive through newly learned classical dance pedagogy: jumping (sauté), lifting (pas de deux) and dancing on the tips of their toes (en pointe). Students are also given the opportunity to show off their own moves on stage.

Dancing Through Barriers® (DTB) provides young people and adults of all ages an opportunity to discover the strength of their character by exploring what it means to be part of a positive community that supports inclusion, tolerance, equity and diversity. Our programs foster self-determination, teamwork, community building and leadership, instilling in individuals a desire to become citizens who make positive contributions to society.


Dance Theatre of Harlem For 50 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has provided access to ballet for all. Comprised of an international touring company, a training school and a celebrated arts education and community engagement program, Dancing Through Barriers®, DTH demonstrates the power of art to transform lives. Compelled to make a positive impact following the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the legendary Arthur Mitchell started a school with his teacher, Karel Shook. Mitchell’s idea was to offer children in the Harlem neighborhood where he grew up the opportunity to change their futures by challenging themselves against the rigors of a classical art form. In 1971, only two years after its founding, The New York Times called Dance Theatre of Harlem “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings.” Now in its fifth decade, DTH has an extraordinary legacy based on thrilling performances and artistic excellence predicated on providing opportunity where none had existed before. Through performance, training and education, the impact of Dance Theatre of Harlem continues to be felt across the globe.


Support for the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Dancing Through Barriers® Program made possible in part by: Anonymous; Con Edison; The Dauray Fund; Disney Worldwide Services; The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation; Elephant Rock Foundation; Ford Foundation; Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; The Dubose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund; The Klein Family Foundation; George Lucas Family Foundation; Pierre & Tana Matisse Foundation; John L. McHugh Foundation; Margaret T. Morris Foundation; Norcross Wildlife Foundation New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; City Council Member Mark Levine; Seventh C.D.; City Council Member Bill Perkins; Ninth C.D; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation; San Francisco Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; Thomas and Birdie C. Smith Foundation; The Thompson Family Foundation, and Turner Broadcasting System.


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