Dance eXchange

Dance eXchange, our in-school outreach program, emphasizes dance as a means to promote self-confidence, acquire valuable life skills, and establish personal standards for excellence. It is currently offered at three partner elementary schools in the Philadelphia School District, and works with 3rd and 4th grade students. Through the program, students gain a basic dance vocabulary; a deeper understanding of dance as a performing art form to which many of them have not been previously exposed; and an opportunity to excel at something altogether new, in the presences of their peers. By cultivating dance appreciation at a young age, Dance eXchange widens the art form’s reach for its own sake and the sake of future audiences.

Kate Carr, Education & Outreach Specialist
Calling all Teaching Artists! Join us at the NDI Training Residency
  • From September 24-28, BalletX will host National Dance Institute Master Teacher, Tracy Straus, for an in-depth training residency in NDI methodology at Stephen Girard School in South Philadelphia. Teaching Artists in our community are welcome to join this free training as a Participant or Observer! For application materials and more information, click here.
Details about Dance eXchange
  • 24 in-school sessions per school year
  • 2 dance teaching artists
  • 1 live musician
  • Mid-way performance for peers
  • Final performance on a professional stage
  • View Dance eXchange Information Sheet
Requirements for Dance eXchange
  • 30' x 30' (minimum) open area for dance
  • Dedicated hour-long slot, twice per week
Inquire about our programs

To inquire about Dance eXchange or other educational programs, submit the form below.

Our Sponsors

Dance eXchange is generously funded by the William Penn Foundation, Zeldin Family Foundation, Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, Berkowitz Family Foundation, and PECO, lead corporate sponsor. It was founded with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Leo Model Foundation, Samuel S. Fels Fund, and Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, among others.


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