SCHOOL time performances

These 55-minute programs provide an entertaining, educational experience that uses dance and dialogue to trace the African American experience from slavery to the present. Performed by Dance Theatre of Harlem Professional Training Program students, such key historical events and periods as the Emancipation Proclamation, the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement are brought to life. A Q & A is included. School-Time Performances can be presented in auditoriums and theaters in the New York metropolitan area. The performances can be tailored to suit time frames between 50-60 minutes. (Grades 4 - 12)


lecture demonstrations

The Dance Theatre of Harlem's Lecture Demonstration (L/D) is an informal performance in which the rudiments of classical ballet are explained and demonstrated. Led and performed by the Professional Training Program, the program engages the viewer through dance and the personal experience of the dancer/lecturers. Each L/D includes an audience engagement activity and concludes with a Q & A. The L/D runs approximately 50 minutes, but can be tailored to suit time frames between 50-60 minutes. (Grades K - 12)


To book an assembly for your school, contact Roberto Villanueva at


All Assemblies align with:

NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance: “Making Connections” strand


NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy: Students Who are College Ready in Listening capacities: “Comprehend; And Critique and Understand Other Perspectives and Cultures”


K-8 Scope and Sequence in Social Studies: “Culture and Time, Continuity and Change” strands