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From Screen to Seen: Lessons on Cultivating Defiant Joy and Supporting Young People in a Post-Pandemic World

May 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A ​community ​conversation ​reflecting on what we’ve learned from a year of dancing online and where we go from here to support young people post-pandemic.

Moderated by four-time Emmy® Award-winning Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet, Mickela Mallozzi.


A follow up to our May 2020 “Social Dance While Social Distancing” Roundtable event, this interactive discussion will center on the ways in which the “defiant joy” found through dance and arts education has helped young people persevere through this remarkable year. Panelists will share their experiences supporting young people and integrating the arts into their online lives. To get attendees to embody the topic, Dancing Classrooms Senior Teaching Artist Felix Pitre will lead short “defiant joy” dance break exploring Lindy Hop.

We look forward to coming together as a community to reflect and create next steps for supporting students’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Dancing Classrooms’ spring semester programs for NYC youth.

Recognizing the extraordinary challenges they have faced this year, teaching artists are welcome to pay what they are able.

Reserve your spot by April 30 by using the code DCDefiantJoy for a complimentary ticket at checkout!
Educators are welcome to join any part of the conversation that fits their busy schedules and a recording of the event will be shared afterwards for anyone who is interested.


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