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.


NYC Dance Week Festival
Date: Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Noted studios
Class Offers:
Dance enthusiasts are invited to participate in 10 days of free dance, fitness and wellness classes at noted studios in the boroughs of New York City. Check the website for class offers (to be posted in May 2019).

NYC Dance Week Kick-Off Event with Summer in the Square
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM – 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 Kick-Off Performance event with free performances. There will be a flash mob prior to the dueling performance by Angel Kaba’s company and guest artists.

Self-Release Techniques by Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Where: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Join us for this 90-minute workshop on techniques for releasing soft tissue using foam rollers, massage balls, and other tools. We will look at anatomical images corresponding to the tissues we are addressing and cover healthy post-release stretching. Dancers and the general public are welcome. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own favorite foam roller (or massage ball or other self-massage tool). Space for this workshop, provided in conjunction with the Harkness Center Healthy Dancer Initiative, is generously provided by the Mark Morris Dance Center.

NYC Dance Week Kick-Off Party with The Get Down NYC
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 6-10 PM
Where: Good Room

Join us in kicking off our festival with a dance class and a dance party! There will be a dance classfrom 6 PM to 7 PM and party afterwards. Limited discounted tickets are available for NYC Dance Week Festival registrants so get them soon. These tickets are guaranteed to sell fast! Register here for the festival if you haven’t done so.

Fitness Labs during NYC Dance Week Festival
Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: Free

During the festival, dance enthusiasts may also participate in a series of unique, ethnic Fitness Labs 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. Labs range from unique dance/fitness classes to techniques. Schedule will be posted on our website in May 2019.

Performance Event with FUNKAR, the artist within you – a NYC10 Dance Initiative
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St. (btw Delancey & Rivington), New York, NY 10002
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Dance Week participants are also invited to watch performances of new dance works with various genres at a special showcase by its sister project, Funkar, a NYC10 Dance Initiative, at Dixon Place on Wednesday, June 19th. Selected emerging choreographers /studio instructors and dance companies will be performing for up to 10 mins and the audience and reviewers will provide feedback of their work to them.

Dancer for a Day Program
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: RIOULT Dance Center
Dancer for a Day is a NYC Dance Week initiative that provides inner-city youth facing a unique challenge with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a professional dancer. In its fifth year, Dancer for a Day will choose up to 20 youth, ages 10-15, to participate in a day filled with class taking, a nutritional workshop, lunch, a private performance by and Q&A with a NYC10 dance company.
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