Dance Studio Alliancethe unprecedented collective of diverse dance organizations reinventing the tapestry of New York’s dance community, will present Moving Forward Together, an evening of performances from seven studios represented in the alliance on Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m.
The showcase will highlight the launch of DSA’s mission to transform NYC’s dance culture and community through accessibility, diversity and inclusion. The show will take place at the KnJ Theater inside the Peridance Center, an intimate performance venue near Union Square at 126 East 13th Street, New York, NY, 10003, ground floor. The theater is easily accessible by metro lines 4,5,6,N,R,Q,W and L. A post-show reception with finger foods and drinks will be held so that audience members can interact with leaders of the influential organization and learn more about their advocacy and community development work for dancers. Net proceeds from the evening will be reinvested in the creation of DSA programs aimed at strengthening the infrastructure of the NYC dance community.
DIRECTORY AND TICKET INFORMATION
Performances will include the work of professional and student dancers from diverse backgrounds and genres representing seven of the dance studios involved in the alliance. The repertoire information for the evening is as follows: Bridge for Dance presents Timbalaye choreographed by Joamer Gonzalez PeriDance presents So Close (excerpts) choreographed by Jearad Palazo and Meditations on an Open Road choreographed by Igal Perry PMT House of Dance presents Rise (Snippets – Work in Progress) choreographed by Pavan Thimmaiah, Rich James and Mica Butnar, as well as Give Me More choreographed by Mini Zhang SassClass presents Sass is a Woman choreographed by David Machicad and Cash Me choreographed by Tony Guerrero Steps on Broadway presents HERE choreographed by Terk Lewis Union Street Dance/Eva Dean Dance presents Poise choreographed by Eva Dean Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. A post-reception gala ticket is available for $30, $40 at the door. The ticket can be purchased at
Dance Studio Alliance NYC (DSA) was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting dance studio closures across the city. DSA is a coalition of dance leaders working to inform, lobby, unite and empower the dance community and leaders to improve the dance community. Through their collaboration, DSA has created a comprehensive health guidance manual that industry professionals can use to limit the spread of COVID-19 during reopening, which has been used as a model nationwide. With participating members from 16 influential dance organizations, DSA inspires the dance industry to reimagine the impact of dance studios in their communities and create a tapestry of dance culture in New York City.