NYC Dance Week

Our sister project NYC Dance Week Festival is a 10-Day Yearly Event of FREE Dance and Fitness Classes

2019 Festival Dates:  JUNE 13 – 22

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NYC Dance Week is a project by Tendu Inc, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, to promote diversity of dance in the City of New York. The organization provides free dance and fitness lessons to the community by partnering with local dance and fitness studios during NYC Dance Week and offers performance/showcase opportunities for emerging dance entities helping them gain exposure in the community through its NYC10 project.

Dance Week believes that dance contributes to the well-being of both the individuals who watch and perform it and to the community at-large. The event brings immense value to the people of New York by encouraging them to be active, to be healthy and to celebrate life.


Date: June 13th – 22nd

Times: Varies 

Where: New York City

NYC Dance Week ( collaborates with noted studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an exhilarating 10-day festival of FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes. The event engages the community and families to experience dance, encouraging them to live active, healthy lifestyles. The organization moves beyond traditional dance forms to teach participants how all dance genres benefit mind, body and spirit. The event is being held on June 13 – 22, 2018 at a variety of venues throughout New York City and serves thousands.

Additionally, throughout the year Dance Week promotes dance studios and companies through our website, newsletter, projects, dance/fitness events including NYC10 Dance Initiative, Fitness-Labs and other partnerships. Nearly 50 local studios partner with the organization each year to increase public awareness.

Details on how to take free classes.

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 10-11:30 AM and 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Union Square South Plaza & West Side Seating Area, Manhattan

In partnership with the Union Square Partnership, NYC Dance Week invites all dance enthusiasts and the general public to its Manhattan Kick-Off Performance event with free performances.



During the festival, dance enthusiasts may also participate in a series of unique, ethnic classes sponsored by our festival affiliate FitEngine, Inc., a trusted source for inside information on fitness and wellness. FitEngine is providing studio space for approved instructors who need studio space to teach. Classes range from injury prevention lab to techniques. Schedule will be posted in May 2019.



Date: June 19, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Dixon Place

NYC10 is a unique dance show providing opportunities for ten emerging choreographers to showcase their work all in one evening. The production is a free platform for artists to develop and expand their repertoires. Artists receive marketing, video recording, audience feedback, technical support and a beautiful audience.


Contact for NYC10 Dance Initiative:

Pooja Uberoi:


Date: Saturday, June 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: RIOULT Dance Center

In addition to offering free classes, NYC Dance Week created Dancer for a Day Program to provide deserving children and young teens who are facing unique challenges in their life the opportunity to dance, even if only for a day.

Dancer for a Day is a NYC Dance Week initiative that provides at-risk youth facing a unique challenge with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a professional dancer.  In its fourth year, Dancer for a Day will choose up to 20 youth, ages 10-15, who want to pursue dance as a career, to participate in a day filled with class taking, a nutritional workshop, and a private performance & Q&A with a dance company.  We will also grant a few kids scholarship to take classes for the rest of the year.

If you know a kid who has passion for dance and deserves this experience, nominate him/her at by May 15, 2019:

And if you would like to give the gift of dance and support these kids, please make a contribution at: