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 Week’s 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; SmartWorkout; 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 Week’s website.
Dance Week Festival
Date: Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 30
Date: Monday, June 25, 2012
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dixon Place – 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
Tickets: $10 First 50 Early Birds and $15 thereafter