We are Born Dancing. The place where everybody dances.
 

We are a New York based nonprofit that creates dance education programs for Students with Disabilities and produces inclusive, one-of-a-kind dance performances in the city. Our dance education programs and performances have an overarching goal of providing Students with Disabilities with real-world dance performance and production experiences, apprenticeships to learn job and social skills, and internships in performing arts production and related fields to facilitate employment and help combat the disproportionate unemployment rates facing people with disabilities. 


PAST PERFORMANCES

Wasted Love premiered February 17-19, 2017 at the New York Live Arts Theater. It was a modern dance, multi-media (Not So) Fairy Tale set to music by Misty Boyce, who joined the performances. It was this year's first performance supporting our mission of providing Students with Disabilities with real-world dance performance and production experiences and apprenticeships to learn job and social skills. Thank you to everyone who supported the show!

Limits showcases the dancers performing site-specific choreography all over New York City. This video was part of Wasted Love and played during the live performances across the stage behind the dancers. 

Learn more about Born Dancing and take a look behind the scenes to see what went on in rehearsals and in tech for Wasted Love and .


OUR IMPACT

Born Dancing provides approximately 40 students at three schools the opportunity to take dance classes or dance production classes with highly experienced performing arts professionals. Student-dancers will perform on stage with the professionals while the student-apprentices assist in Stage Management, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and Videography. Our focus is on developing social and communication skills and acquiring meaningful job readiness skills in a real-world setting.

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WATCH OUR VIDEOS

We're delighted to share this video montage of highlights from our inaugural performance. We also documented "the making of" with footage shot by our own students. Meet our students from PS75X721 and PS153 in the Bronx, the dancers and musicians, and witness the joy and craziness of our endeavors.
 
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Third Party Fundraiser

Coming this Fall, Pieces Bar in New York City will be holding a fundraiser in our honor. Proceeds will benefit Born Dancing. Dragqueens Dusty Ray Bottoms and Tammy Spenks will perform along with others. Stay tuned for details!


 

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