When you see a dance class at a gym, you may be thinking, “It’s just a bunch of people in a circle.”
But, it can become a dance-based class, with teachers teaching the dance in real-time to students who want to learn.
Now, with the release of the first Dance Academy, we’re bringing dance classes to every corner of the world, including in the classroom.
The Dance Academy for All aims to expand the world’s dance-oriented education offerings.
“There’s a tremendous demand for dance education, especially for women,” says Andrea LeBlanc, director of the Dance Academy For All program.
“We are hoping that this new program will be an important part of the curriculum for all ages, as well as the lives of women around the world.”
The Dance Awards program is a partnership between the International Dance Association (IDA), the International Federation of Dance Teachers (IFDT), the National Alliance of Dance Educators (NADET), the Dance Education Association of Canada (DAIC) and the National Dance Academy of Canada.
The dance program will focus on “the intersection of dance and education,” says Nadya Sajdani, founder and president of NADET.
The organization is dedicated to supporting the education of girls and women and supporting their cultural development.
The new Dance Academy will bring Dance to every child.
As the world prepares for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Dance Academy is also partnering with the Olympic Village for its International Dance Education, which brings students, teachers and the media together to share their own experiences and learn from each other.
Nadya’s vision is that Dance Academy’s International Dance Award program will grow to a global, inclusive, and dynamic event.
“Dance is a global movement, and this program will expand that movement and inspire all generations,” says LeBlanche.
“This is a very exciting time in the world of dance.”