Dancing into the Future

Feb 4—May 7, 2014

Students choreograph original work and attend performances by celebrated dance companies.


Teamwork, commitment, and self-confidence are the central tenets of this intensive workshop. Participants attend dance performances and learn diverse dance styles, such as African dance, Bollywood, and contact improvisation, from professional artists. Collaborating on everything from music choice to choreography, students create an entirely original dance piece and perform their work at the BAM Fisher.

No previous dance or choreographic experience is required.

About the Teaching Artist: 
Jenny Rocha is a director, choreographer, performer, teacher, producer, and costume designer. In addition to serving as lead instructor for BAM’s “Dancing Into the Future” after-school program, Rocha teaches in NYC public schools with the organization CREATE. She has worked as a teaching artist at West Virginia University, ACDFA at Connecticut College, Roger Williams University, and Dance New Amsterdam. Rocha is currently in residence at Galapagos Art Space, and has created more than 50 works and 11 evening-length productions as choreographer and artistic director of her Brooklyn-based company, Rocha Dance Theater. Rocha graduated with a BA in Dance from Roger Williams University.


Twenty-three 2hr workshops.

Appropriate for grades 9—12.