Apollo Education - Professional Learning

Professional Learning:
Camille A. Brown & Dancers


Professional Learning For Educators

The Apollo presents a Professional Learning Workshop for Educators, led by artists from Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) on the Apollo’s Soundstage. Building on the company’s vision of education, creativity, cultural pride, and joy through the art of social dance, this workshop is based on CABD’s Social Dance for Social Change Initiative, which reclaims Black narratives and gives African Diaspora dance it’s proper respect and reverence in American culture.

For this event, CABD teaching artists will facilitate a workshop modeling the Company’s student-centered pedagogical approach to dance training, delving into social dance’s historical context and demonstrating its efficacy as a tool to help students develop essential life skills—critical thinking, self-expression, empathy, teamwork, and self-confidence.

Following the workshop, a conversation with Camille A. Brown & Dancers Company dancers via Zoom will follow, with a focus on the cultural and community importance of social dance, while demonstrating how it is incorporated into Brown’s Trilogy of works on race, culture, and identity.

One and a half hours of New York State CTLE credit will be available for attendance.

Presented in collaboration with The Joyce Theater’s Dance Education & Family Programs.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

Note: The Zoom meeting with dance company members is most appropriate for educators in high school and post-secondary education. The in-person workshop is appropriate for grades 3-12.

Registration Information

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NYC educators pay a $15 registration fee when you register with your NYCDOE email address and use the code ApolloPL15.

Please contact the Apollo Box office at [email protected] or (212) 531-5305 if any other special assistance is required for your visit.

COvid-19 Guidelines

For the safety of our artists, audiences and staff, face coverings are optional but encouraged for all attendees while inside the theater. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.

About the Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater Foundation has had a strong commitment to students, teachers, school communities, and families through community engagement and dance education since the organization was founded in 1982. In addition to its residency program that brings students to the theater fostering an understanding of dance and dance aesthetics, The Joyce, presents family matinees, professional classes, and workshops throughout the year.

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