The Joyce Theater Dance Education Program
For 2023-2024, The Joyce Dance Education Program for Schools returns with a series of live dance experiences available to schools and features ten beloved companies for your students (grades 1-12) to enjoy. We are ready to dance with your students and ready for your students to join us in the theater!
The 2023-24 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. 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 in-person about choreography or career paths.
Did you know this school year The Joyce Theater and Music From The Sole will offer sensory-friendly performances for students with disabilities and those on the autism spectrum? We love all opportunities offered to schools.
For all inquiries contact: DanceEducation@joyce.org.
View the Dance Education brochure to see which national and international companies are performing just for students. The Joyce is a NYC Department of Education vendor [JOY030000] and a registered vendor with Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
- 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 Learning Workshops 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 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)
"All three classes were so engaged and open during our time together. 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)
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. Special support provided by Con Edison.