About Us

About Us

Accent Dance NYC is a non-profit dance and performance initiative that champions arts education in schools and communities in New York City, Westchester, and beyond.

From ballet to hip hop, West African to contemporary dance, salsa, tango, martial arts-based dance and more, our programs celebrate multiculturalism, identity, and self-expression. Students discover the cultural and historical origins of dance while moving and dancing with us!

In the last three years, Accent Dance NYC has reached over 4,000 school-age children. Our inspiring and uplifting educational programs boost children’s self-esteem, cognitive skills, and creativity while reminding students that their heritage, experiences, and identities matter.

Accent Dance NYC also is a collaborative of international artists dedicated to exploring the artistic, cultural, and humanistic connections among people through diverse dance styles. Accent Dance NYC has commissioned award-winning choreographers and collaborators, and has performed on stages throughout New York City, including as part of NYC’s Summer Street Festival in midtown Manhattan, the Battery Park Virtual Dance Festival, and the iHeartDance NYC dance initiative at the Empire Hotel adjacent to Lincoln Center. Accent Dance NYC also has achieved broad community outreach and has cultivated lasting partnerships with many well-known cultural, governmental, media and medical institutions.

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