Joyce Theater

A national leader in dance education with a strong commitment to community engagement, The Joyce Theater becomes an extension of the classroom with our unique collaboration among schools, the Theater, and dance companies from around the world. Our school-time programming is open to K-12th grade students in public, private and charter schools located in the New York City metropolitan area.

Designed as a key tool for arts integration in the classroom, our program fosters an understanding of dance, dance aesthetics and encourages the imagination. We continue our commitment to engage diverse audiences through partnerships with community and social service organizations, including the DreamYard Project, El Puente Bushwick, and The Hudson Guild.

  • 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.
  • Check out our End of Year Kids' Picks, curated by Heather McCartney, Director of School & Family Programs at The Joyce.