How do high school dancers connect with their art outside of the practices and performances offered by their schools? We asked dancers in our programs and were surprised to find that many of them have no formalized way of furthering their skills and passion beyond school offerings. So, to expand the minds of dancers in our programs, we offered classes and workshops throughout the summer to show students the wealth of opportunities that exist outside of academic settings. These offerings included courses, one-off workshops, and a panel of experts talking about choreography.
Our hope was that this would promote student drive to participate in dance activities beyond the walls of their schools. Here is what we found: