PDP Dance Artists Residency
For over 11 years, PDP placed an ongoing educational project in high schools in Philadelphia providing students the opportunity to study contemporary dance techniques with some of Philadelphia’s best professional dancers and choreographers and to take field trips to see dance performances. For many young people it has been their first foray into dance, both through interaction with creative artists as well as attending a performance in a professional theater. Schools who have participated include Olney High School West, the Promise Academy at Martin Luther King, Jr, High School, and the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Dance Artists who teach have included Clyde Evans, Jr., Alie Vidich, Tracy Vogt, and LaMar Baylor among others. PDP’s Dance Artists Residency in the School Project has been made possible with support from The Lincoln Financial Foundation and Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial.
DanceTAG (Teaching Artists Group)
In tandem with our school residency, PDP convenes a DanceTAG (Teaching Artists Group)- now in its third year. DanceTAG is a collegial gathering of teaching artists for movement ideas, information, discussion, and networking. We invite artists at all stages of their teaching- rookies, veterans, people currently working or those looking for work, and especially artists in schools and community situations who consider teaching to be an integral part of their artistic work. Mady Cantor is the PDP DanceTAG Director. This Project is made possible in part with support from the Bartol Foundation with support from the CHG Charitable Trust and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.
All DanceTAG sessions are FREE!
New location: Philadelphia Dance Academy, 219 Cuthbert St., 3rd floor, Phila 19106
RSVP: infophiladanceprojects [dot] org or 215-546-2552