Dance Culture in New York City
Museum of the City of New York
Dance Culture in New York City, a FREE elective for students in grades 8–12, takes place on Saturdays, October 29, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 and 17 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm.
Participate in the Rhythm and Power series to see how New York City history comes alive in exciting new ways through dance and recording oral histories of some of the city’s most accomplished artists.
In this course, students will learn about the history of New York City’s diverse population and rich immigrant cultures through the lens of dance. The course will examine dance cultures in New York City including swing, salsa, bomba, bachata, merengue, and urban party dances from the 1980s and 90s. Classes will include dance movement, discussions, and film clips. In addition, students will record oral narratives with legendary artists based in New York City.
We’ve expanded and still have spaces for students interested in U.S./global history, arts, narratives, and NYC culture! Go to our website and apply today!