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Let’s Dance! 2022: Activism Through Arts Education

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 was the date of our annual gala fundraiser Let’s Dance! Activism Through Arts Education; with cocktails, dinner and live performances to help raise funds to bring our dance residencies and multicultural educational performances to more schools and to purchase a portable dance floor for our community performances. We exceeded our fundraising goals and the evening was a great success! If you’d like to donate, please visit the Support Us page.

Pelham Pride Party

We celebrated and stood in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in June (and continue to all year round)! Accent Dance NYC performed as part of the second annual Pelham Pride Party in lower Westchester County, on Friday, June 17.

Professional dancers Alonso Danza and Dardo Galletto performed a beautiful tango piece at the event, and community members were invited to share their experiences and relationship to the LGBTQ+ community. This free event was open to all.

Accent Dance NYC at Pelham Art Center

Accent Dance NYC performed at Pelham Art Center’s spring evening gala “SHINE” at the Split Rock Golf Course, Bronx, New York. We also performed that same afternoon, as part of The Art Happening, an installment of Pelham Art Center’s free public program series.

Let’s Dance Annual Gala Fundraiser

Thanks to all who attended and supported our annual gala fundraiser at Pelham Picture House!

Missed the event? You can still help us continue our mission by using the donate button below to contribute now.

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Overwhelming Media Attention for Regalo Hispánico Performance

We were thrilled to see that our September 17th performance, Regalo Hispánico, was covered by so many news outlets as an event to see to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in New York City!

Television news coverage included Eyewitness News (ABC 7) and WPIX 11 (shown above). In print/online news coverage the event was picked up by Yahoo! News, Hola!, New York Daily News, Dance Enthusiast and more!

Regalo Hispánico was made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

El Cantante: A Tribute to Héctor Lavoe

September 12th’s free outdoor event to honor the 75th birthday of salsero legend Hector Lavoe featured Accent Dance NYC. We are proud to be involved in arts education and community outreach in The Bronx and excited that the Bronx Music Heritage Center chose us again for an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage month.

Community Art Day at Pelham Art Center

August 28th, 2021 was a great day at Pelham Art Center: Accent Dance NYC was part of a free outdoor community art day in the courtyard.

On Screen: Beyond Quarantine, Our Annual Fundraiser

Our virtual fundraiser and holiday event to support Accent Dance NYC’s educational programming and virtual educational performance went off without a hitch. We were pleased to greet over 60 guests and we raised a significant portion of our fundraising goal.

The entire event is posted below. Please take some time to watch it and consider making a donation. We are dedicated to bringing arts education programs to kids in the neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic. We need your help to continue this vital outreach.

Funds raised in connection with this event will support Accent Dance NYC’s ongoing educational initiatives, including a soon-to-be-filmed virtual educational performance featuring the work of NYT’s dance-videographer Angelo Vasta.

Accent Dance NYC in Bronx Rising!:
Los Cantantes: A Tribute to Héctor Lavoe & Rubén Blades

Presented by the Bronx Music Heritage Center, Accent Dance NYC created a livestream event celebrating the life and legacy of the great salsa singer Héctor Lavoe. Watch the entire program below:

“An Evening of Advocacy” on BronxNet TV

We produced An Evening of Advocacy for BronxNet TV, showing the power of Arts Education to transform communities featuring Bronx principal and influencer Luis Torres.

Here is the program in its entirety. This is an important dialogue about the future of public education and the communities it serves:

“Let’s Dance” Fundraiser Raised Money for Educational Programs


It was a great evening on September 21, 2019 as Accent Dance showcased its educational work (and amazing dancing!) to an enthusiastic crowd, many of whom offered substantial help for our ongoing educational programs.

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Bronx Rising! Performance


Accent Dance NYC’s performance at Bronx Rising! with James Reese Europe & His Latin Connection, June 15th, 2019. 

Broadway World Showcases Tango Event

Our June 15th event was featured in Broadway World.

The evening will celebrate Army bandleader James Reese Europe, who is credited with introducing U.S audiences to tango during WWI. Accent Dance NYC will present a narrative that explores the evolution of Tango through, lecture, film and dance. 

Poe Center Performance

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