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DANCE WEEK 2012 BOASTS 100 FREE DANCE CLASSES JUNE 21-30, 2012

DANCE WEEK 2012 BOASTS 100 FREE DANCE CLASSES JUNE 21-30, 2012

Dates:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 1:15pm

10-Day Festival Features More Than 20 Participating Studios Across Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn Corresponding NYC10 Performance Features 10 Performing Groups

DANCE WEEK 2012 BOASTS 100 FREE DANCE CLASSES
JUNE 21-30, 2012

10-Day Festival Features More Than 20 Participating Studios Across
Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn
Corresponding NYC10 Performance Features 10 Performing Groups

NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 ­ Now in its 8th year, NYC Dance Week (Dance Week), a yearly festival that advocates dance conditioning and wellness, will offer more than 100 FREE and DISCOUNTED dance, fitness and wellness classes over the course of 10 days, starting Thursday, June 21 through Saturday June 30, 2012. The festival will also feature dance promotions, prizes and raffles on facebook and twitter and special offers through foursquare. All participants must register for the event at http://nycdanceweek2012.eventbrite.com/.

Dance Week collaborates with noted studios throughout New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance. Over the exhilarating 10-day event, members of the community, families, youth and professionals are invited to experience dance, encouraging them to live active, healthy lifestyles. The event offerings move beyond traditional dance forms to teach participants how all dance genres benefit mind, body and spirit ­ a sampling of unique classes include aerial acrobatics, Pan-American indigenous dance, belly dance, Capoeira and African dance. The Ailey Extension will offer one free class to Dance Week participants, who can choose from 25 different styles.

In a unique partnership with Fit Engine, an online fitness service that builds personalized fitness plans across multiple disciplines; participants will be able to read class reviews by studio, category, or class type. The service will empower participant to choose the best classes for their level and interests.

Studios throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn will offer a sampling of dance classes. A schedule of studios, offerings and instructions can be found on Dance Week¹s website (*Partner/Premiere/Feature studios): http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/free-classes. Participating studios include: The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory*; The Ailey Extension*; Fit and Fab Studios*; Kinespirit*; Power Pilates*; Nika Ballet Studio*; Astoria Fine Arts Dance; Bridge for Dance; Brooklyn Ballet; Dance Manhattan; Dance New Amsterdam; Dancewave; Danza Niwa; Dardo Galleto Studios; Dhoonya Dance, Marie-Christine Giordano Dance Company; Peridance Capezio Center; Sandra Cameron Dance Center; Smart Workout; STREB Lab for Action Mechanics; Dardo Galletto Studios; and TDH Cultural Arts Center.

A corresponding NYC10 performance, to celebrate NYC arts, will occur at Dixon Place on June 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m., and will feature presentations by Silva Dance Company, Roots In Revolution, Benjamin Briones Ballet, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Breaking Through, Sy Parrish, Boston Community Dance Project, Opus Dance Theatre Company Inc., Sacred Space Dance, and The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory Repertory Company. NYC10 is a dance initiative designed by NYC Dance Week, where ten emerging dance companies/dance groups/dance troupes are given up to ten minutes to showcase their work. NYC10 is a unique opportunity to showcase new work and get feedback from the audience through audience review forms.

A list of 2012 sponsors can be found on Dance Week¹s website: http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/sponsors
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2012 Schedule

Dance Week Festival
Date: Thursday, June 21 ­ Saturday, June 30
Register: http://nycdanceweek2012.eventbrite.com/
Schedule: http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/free-classes
http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/discounts

NYC10 Performance
Date: Monday, June 25, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dixon Place ­ 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
Tickets: 0 First 50 Early Birds and 5 thereafter https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9684498


About NYC Dance Week
NYC Dance Week collaborates with noted studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an exhilarating 10-day festival of FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes. The festival engages the community and families to experience dance, encouraging them to live active, healthy lifestyles. The organization moves beyond traditional dance forms to teach participants how all dance genres benefit mind, body and spirit. Additionally, throughout the year Dance Week promotes dance studios and companies through their newsletter, projects, dance/fitness events and partnerships. Tasha Norman founded the organization in 2005. Nearly 25 local studios partner with the organization each year to increase public awareness.

About NYC10

NYC10 is a dance initiative designed by NYC Dance Week, where 10 emerging dance companies/dance groups/dance troupes are given up to 10 minutes to showcase their work. The event takes place once a month throughout the year. NYC10 is a unique opportunity to showcase new work and get feedback from the audience through audience review forms. The program provides a platform to expand and explore new repertoires or simply try something new.

NYC10 is made possible through Fit Engine, Irene and Michael Yesley, Joel Yesley, Suhas Khale, Mariet and Hugo Vanderheide, Cheryl Black and Shana Fisher.



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