WE ARE ANTI-RACIST

We are currently developing programs with local partners serving the underserved members of our Black and Brown community. We strongly encourage you to learn the many contributions to dance, and the barriers to entry into dance for Black and Brown individuals based on the color of their skin and the oppressive systems in place.

As our programs evolve, we'll be sure to share those details here and tell you how you can help.

-Nadine Medina, Owner and Director

Tap

We have Black culture and history to thank for tap dance! Thank you William Henry Lane, John W. Sublett, and the countless other Black dancers who paved the way and gifted the world with tap.

Jazz

We have Black culture and history to thank for vernacular jazz dance! Vernacular jazz, and many styles under its wing, has a rich history with origins in traditional African movement and rhythms.

Hip Hop

Black and Latinx people brought us Hip Hop and it's so important to learn how it came to be. A more modern style than other dance genres, we are lucky to have so much documentation on its history and evolution.

Ballet

From being barred from performances, told to dance in whiteface, and other horrendously racist barriers to entry, Black dancers have historically had to make their own paths in ballet.

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