The Joyce Theater Foundation has had a strong commitment to education through the art of dance since its founding in 1982. The Joyce Theater’s Dance Education Program for Schools always viewed our theater as an extension of the classroom. Through our unique collaboration among schools, the Theater, and dance companies from around the world, the program is specifically designed to foster an understanding of dance among students 1st–12th grade; to encourage the development of students’ perceptions and imaginations; and to integrate the arts into classroom learning.
A national leader in dance education with a strong commitment to community engagement, our program fosters an understanding of dance, dance aesthetics, and encourages the imagination. This year through our virtual dance education series, Joyce dance education is now available to students in public, independent, and charter schools located across the country!
- Learn about our The Joyce Virtual Dance Education Series through this slideshow. For information on how to register contact: email@example.com.
- Check out Ms. Heather’s Kids’ Picks! A curation of music, books, videos, web links and more by Heather McCartney, Director of School & Family Programs.
- School programs reach over 2000 students and teachers through partnerships with New York City metropolitan area schools.
- Family Matinees create opportunities for young people to attend age-appropriate Joyce performances.
The Joyce’s School & Family Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Key support has been provided by the GKV Charitable Foundation and the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.
Special support has been provided by Con Edison, A.L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation, and May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.