Partnership for After School Education


November 01, 2016

Free Dance and Oral History Course for Teens at the 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, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 and 17 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Students will learn about the history of New York City’s diverse population and rich immigrant cultures through the lens of dance, examining 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. No dance experience necessary to apply. Complete an online application. Questions can be directed to Pilar Jefferson (917) 492-3387, pjefferson@mcny.org or to Derrick Washington (310) 694-7439, dwashington@mcny.org.