2020 Projects, Initiatives + Performances

Accent Dance NYC Announces Arts Education Initiatives

This fall, Accent Dance NYC is teaming up with some of the schools we’ve worked with to bring interactive, virtual dance programming to our students.

We’ve also partnered with BronxNet TV, creating culturally-responsive dance programming that will be streamed to school-age children and their families on a weekly basis.

Reina’s Accent Dance NYC Experience

Livestreaming Educational Video

Now more than ever we must advocate for arts education as a vehicle of hope, emotional, physical and intellectual growth and transcendence. But we need your financial help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.


“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:

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:

Hechinger Report Features Accent Dance NYC

Getting children on their feet in schools where the arts are scarce — but needed more than ever in a pandemic.

“Do you feel like a family when you dance together?” asked one student in the Q&A session that followed the performance, perhaps coming from one of the many children who lived in shelters. The question crystallized the ability of dance to transform lives and unify people.

Read the full article here.

Virtual Event Featured in Broadway World

…exploring the artistic, cultural, and humanistic connections among people through diverse dance styles

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Overcoming Hardship and Giving Hope to All New Yorkers During the Coronovirus: Fox 5 News Feature on Accent Dance NYC

Cultural Convergence on WPIX 11

2019 Projects, Initiatives + Performances

“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.

Missed the event but would still like to help out? Click on the button below:


WPIX Profile

Accent Dance Profiled by Dance Informa

“We bring art to everyone we can,” Ziegelman says. “We bring joy, spread multiculturalism, and we do all that we can for kids.”

Read the full article here.

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. 

Accent Dance on Open TV

Our First Performances in the Bronx

Here are some moments from our first set of lecture demonstration performances last year in several schools in the Bronx. We are so excited to continue this kind of programming for school-aged children in New York City and neighboring areas.