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Victory Dance

Victory Dance: Summer 2019


Victory Dance showcases the incredible artistry and diversity of New York City’s top choreographers and dance companies with performances specifically curated for young audiences. This initiative provides daytime dance performances and dance education to City-run summer schools, subsidized day camps and social service agencies. Victory Dance reaches more than 4,000 NYC kids every summer.

VICTORY DANCE is FREE for Summer Education Partners!


The Summer Education Partnership program includes:

Students from summer schools, camps and youth programs attend daytime performances free of charge! For Grades 2 – 12

New Victory Teaching Artists and Education staff lead mini-workshops between each dance piece to engage the audiences’ minds and bodies in an exploration of the work. After each performance, choreographers join the audience for a Talk-Back.

New Victory Teaching Artists lead sessions designed to engage kids in an active exploration of the different forms of dance they will see on stage. These sessions, held at the school or camp facility prior to or after the performance, will deepen the students’ viewing experience. Schools/camps who attend 2 or more programs of Victory Dance can also take advantage of FREE residency opportunities.

The free, online New Victory School Tool® Resource Guide offers ready-to-implement, grade-appropriate activities for educators and includes information about the companies, choreographers and styles of dance.

For notifications about Summer Partnership on-sale dates and Victory Dance Summer 2020 Programming, complete this request form.

Victory Dance is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Blavatnik Family Foundation in honor of Dawdie Appelson, a teacher, arts enthusiast and life-long supporter of the performing arts.
Howard Gilman Foundation
Harkness Foundation for Dance
The Jerome Robbins Foundation

Additional Support for Victory Dance is provided by The Jerome Robbins Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jody and John Arnhold; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

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