DANCE NOW partners with people and organizations that help maintain and grow our community of artists. Through these unique programs and partnerships, our mission is to provide across-the-board assistance to support and encourage the creative process and develop new work.



Our 16 year partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public has provided vital creative stimulus to our artist base, resulting in the development of numerous new and acclaimed works. In 2011, and in sync with the The Public's stature an unrivaled development theater, Joe’s Pub became our home base. 


Our DANCE NOW Joe's Pub programming, including our signature FESTIVAL series and Dance-mopolitan Commissioned Artist Series challenges artists to investigate new directions through the unique limitations of the pub’s intimate cabaret setting. 

See upcoming shows here.

ARTS ON SITE is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists of all disciplines by offering affordable studio rental space and hosting monthly events to encourage community collaboration.


DANCE NOW RAW partners with Founder Chelsea Ainsworth to bring more opportunities to emerging artists in New York City. 



In 2010, DANCE NOW began a partnership with ArtsQuest, a non-profit in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to bring New York City’s most exciting dance innovators to the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

DANCE NOW SteelStacks kicked off with a bang in 2011, presenting David Parker’s and The Bang Group’s ShowDown at the MusikFest Café, the Joe’s Pub of Lehigh Valley. DANCE NOW SteelStacks then launched Free Friday’s in the Creativity Commons to introduce our diverse roster of dance innovators in an informal, meet-the-artist-series. Find the performance schedule here.



DANCE NOW partners with DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Lehigh Valley Charter School to bring emerging and established dance artists from NYC to Lehigh Valley. DANCE NOW provides the master class teachers with free rehearsal space to encourage the creation of new work, as well as paid teaching and performance opportunities in the area to offer the communities of Lehigh Valley the chance to experience a vast and diverse array of dance styles.


“Great partnerships such as the one we have formed with DANCE NOW are forged out of mutual interests and a desire to perpetuate the vibrant originality that exists in dance today.” Timothy Cowart, Dir. of the Dance Department at DeSales University

DANCE NOW NYC is a 501c3 non-profit organization



Photos by Yi-Chun Wu