Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater Virtual Dance Education Series

The Joyce Dance Education Program for Schools returns with a series of live and virtual dance experiences available directly to smartboards, laptops, and desktop computers, and features six beloved companies for you and your students (grades 1-12) to enjoy just a click away. We are ready to dance again and want you to join us! Our teaching artists have adapted their strategies to make online digital learning engaging.

The 2021 season features an exciting and varied line-up of dance companies available for residencies and more. The combination of live and digital content offers the flexibility you need. Have your students explore the artistic ideas in dance composition with a teaching artist using our inquiry-based approach, and then talk directly to dancers and choreographers about the dance work, ask questions about training, career paths, and lots more!

Components include:

  • Exclusive links to performances recorded live from The Joyce stage this season
  • Live Classroom Chats and Community Classes for families
  • Planning sessions and virtual class visits with Joyce teaching artists
  • Professional Development for teachers via Zoom
  • Resource and Reference Guides for each company
  • Digital Bonus links

Scheduled Artists 

  • Ronald K. Brown Evidence. Register now for a residency and receive access to the Community Class with Ronald K. Brown on March 12. Just for students, teachers, and families!
  • Ayodele Casel
  • Ephrat Asherie Dance
  • Red Rhino Dance
  • Parsons Dance
  • Limón Dance Company

What teachers say...



"Teaming up with an experienced teaching artist allows the teacher to share ideas and execute the lesson more efficiently and thoroughly. Students are able to be helped one on one. Students gain different perspectives by hearing information from different teachers. All of the lessons, discussions, and feedback are valuable."

- Jan Ford (Teacher, MS K228)



“Once again, I feel like Ms. Lisa brought the best out of my kids. The way that she prepares and shares her lessons allows me to build off of the ideas she presents. I love having her at my school!”

- DeAngelo Blanchard (Teacher, Bronxdale High School)



What teaching artists say...



"Some of the classes struggled with communicating non-verbally, but they were able to move their bodies through a story they created. They really understood the story of the performance. They asked some great questions, which stemmed a few great conversations."

- Cary McWilliam (Teaching Artist) 



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"All three classes were so engaged and open during our time together. They each had their own unique take on the work but very sharp and keen observations, before and after the performance. Almost all of the students had never heard of Flamenco Dance so it was quite amazing to hear them share their feelings about the live performance. They were able to connect all the nuances and how it made them feel which was incredibly sweet.”

- Lisa Green (Teaching Artist)

For more information contact: or call 212.727.0169

Funding Credits


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.