The Arts in Education program activities are a direct response to the under-representation of folkloric and traditional arts organizations in the community. Its main goal is to link and promote collaboration between schools and organizations in low income neighborhoods creating a safe environment where folk and traditional artists can foster the arts to benefit the community.e community. The Arts in Educations is sub-divided in the following programs: the Children’s Dance Project (CDP) and theLecture Demonstration Outreach Series (LDOS). While the Children’s Dance Project is primarily targeting a younger generation, The Lecture Demonstration Outreach Series is directed to strengthening partnerships with organizations providing services to senior citizens.
For more information about these programs please contact us.
This type of performance is designed to provide the audience with historical background of the pieces represented. This allows the viewer to get an introduction and have a more intimate experience about the people, setting and traditions behind the dance. Audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with members of the company.
The Lecture Demonstration series was created as part of our Arts in Education program with the idea of bringing Danza Fiesta's mission of sharing Puerto Rican culture to alternative stages and underserved communities. Supported by public donations, private and government funds, this program allows Danza Fiesta to perform for low or no cost. Venues include, public schools, senior citizen homes, churches and community centers among others.
Our Community Outreach program is a series of workshop designed to provide a greater understanding of Puerto rican Folkloric dance. Participants will be introduced to diffrent types dances such as: bomba, plena and seis. This project has been taking place in Spanish Harlem since 2003 and at P.S.114 in the Bronx since 2007. This project is supported by public donations, private and government funds.
The Children’s Dance Project is an after-school and Saturday’s dance program in partnership with NYC public schools and community organizations. The program is designed using the NYC Department of Education “Blueprints for dance” standards with an emphasis on Puerto Rican and Latin American folk dance.