DANCE NOW (DN) offers an interdependent network of performance, creative development, and educational opportunities, serving a diverse roster of multi-generational artists. We provide dance makers with paid performance, commissioning, teaching and residency opportunities through five programs – DN Joe’s Pub (NY), DN Raw (NY), DN SteelStacks (PA), DN Silo (PA) and DN Boston (MA). 

We have developed vital partnerships with like-minded arts organizations, colleges, universities and schools, that position us each year to present the work of over fifty new, emerging, established, and veteran innovators, directing seventy-five percent of our financial resources directly to these artists.

2O2O Celebrates 25 Years


Over the years, the DN Festival has presented dance in more than 25 traditional and unconventional venues throughout NYC, and is recognized by the dance community as

“the coziest, coolest way to start the fall season” (Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine).


DANCE NOW NYC is created as a program of the Soho Multi Arts Festival.


DN launches independently.


DN creates the Dance-mopolitan Festival series, using the intimate setting of Joe’s Pub to inspire creativity and to give audiences a unique cultural experience.


The Dance-mopolitan series is expanded to challenge today’s dance innovators to create new, full-evening works for Joe’s Pub.


DN celebrates 25 years of presenting 1000+ NYC artists in our annual signature series, the DN Festival.

Jamal Jackson Dance Co by Yi-Chun Wu. jp