Community Engagement

In keeping with our mission to “enrich lives through dance,” WV Dance Company offers a wide variety of community engagement experiences. Each residency or individual outreach activity is approached from the perspective that movement is universal and has the power to reach anyone, regardless of age or background, with a meaningful experience. Some examples of activities available to presenters and communities during a WVDC engagement include:

Outreach options are customized for each engagement based on the community’s needs and interests.  Let’s talk about your ideas!

Technique Workshops

Customized instruction in ballet, jazz, and Graham modern dance technique, taught with emphasis on body science and exploration of the elements of energy, space and time. Beginner to advanced instruction levels available.

Choreography Workshops

Improvisational exploration in the BEST (Body, Energy, Space, Time) framework, encouraging individual creativity and collaboration. Beginner to advanced instruction levels available.

Repertory Workshops

Choreography workshop exploring one of WVDC’s active repertory works including technique involved and the process of developing a theme or idea through movement. Beginner to advanced instruction levels available.

Community Workshops

Improvisational explorations for a mixed group of community members of all ages. No dance experience is required.

Interdisciplinary Connections

Workshops for university students or the general public that draw connections between dance and other disciplines such as engineering, design, science, math and the humanities. No dance experience is required.

Arts Education

WV Dance Company’s K-12 educational tour is a comprehensive program integrating arts-based learning across the curriculum, while drawing on global connections. The program is available directly to schools, through arts councils and to presenters for outreach or family audiences. Learn more

We are empowering students with the truth that they are born with
great imaginations that can produce creativity and shape innovation.