Outreach

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Libraries partnerships:

Kennedy Dancers has partnered with (3) Libraries to offer free dance classes for low- to moderate-income students. “Exploring Latin Culture through Dance,” is designed to introduce children between the ages of 7 and 17 to the vibrant culture and rhythmic beats of Latin dance. The program will cover the history of Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa, providing an overview of their origins, cultural significance, and evolution. Our expert instructors, Llarsania Galloza & David Navrro taught children the basic techniques and movements. There was demonstration dance performance at the end of each class session, allowing parents, friends, and family to witness the progress of our young dancers.

Kennedy Dancers taught in:

  • Clifton Public Library | 292 Piaget Ave. Clifton, NJ 07011 |Passaic County|
  • Kearny Public Library| 318 Kearny Ave Kearny, NJ 07032| Hudson County
  • Montclair Public Library| 50 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042| Essex County|

Partnership with Ballet Inc

During the summer of 2023, The Kennedy Dancers Repertory Company hosted a series of free events every Thursday, specifically on July 6, 13, 20, and 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. These events took place at the J. Owen Grundy Performance Pier, located at Exchange Place in Jersey City, NJ. The showcase featured the remarkable performances of ten Kennedy Dancer professionals.

As part of The Kennedy Dancers’ summer event series, KD collaborated with Ballet Inc., engaging three dancers from Ballet Inc. to contribute to the professional performances. Aaron Atkins, the artistic director and choreographer based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and his dancers performed the choreography “Els Sentiments” at the J. Owen Grundy Pier performances.

Ballet Inc. acquired Diane Dragone’s choreography, “Meadowlands Serenade,” where they will perform Meadowlands Serenade as part of their repertory during Ballet Inc.’s 2023-2024 season in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida.

This collaboration added a unique and creative dimension to our summer events, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside Ballet Inc. to deliver outstanding performances to our audience.