Joyce Theater

Health & Safety Protocols

This school year let us all safely Get Closer to Dance!  All Joyce Theater teaching artists visiting your school will and must comply with all protocol and precautions in accordance with your school, the New York City Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, and The Joyce Theater. See our school Letter of Agreement for more information.

The Joyce Theater Dance Education Series

For 2021-2022, The Joyce Dance Education Program for Schools returns with a series of live, livestream, and video dance experiences available directly to smartboards, laptops, and desktop computers, and features over ten beloved companies for your students (grades 1-12) to enjoy just a click away. We are ready to dance again and ready for your students to join us in the theater! Since our successful Virtual Dance Education Series last spring, our teaching artists have adapted strategies to make remote learning engaging and are eager and prepared to return to in-person teaching.

The 2021-22 school season features an exciting array of new and beloved dance companies slated for residencies and in-person, school-time matinees for students and teachers! The combination of live and digital content offers the flexibility today’s educators need. Have your students explore artistic ideas in dance composition with a teaching artist using our inquiry-based approach, and talk directly to dancers and choreographers about the dance work in-person or via livestream.

Did you know The Joyce Theater and Parsons Dance team up each year for sensory-friendly performances for students with disabilities and those on the autism spectrum?

For all inquiries contact:

View the Dance Education brochure to see which national and international companies are performing just for kids!

Components include:

  • Residency planning sessions with an experienced teaching artist
  • Exclusive access to live school-time matinees at The Joyce Theater
  • Performances livestreamed directly into your classroom
  • Professional Development for teachers and administrators
  • Resource and reference materials related to each performance

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 Dance Education & 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 the Office of the Governor 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 and the A.L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.