Joe's Pub at The Public
Our 17 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 Public's stature as an unrivaled development theater, Joe’s Pub became our home base. Our DN Joe's Pub programming includes our signature FESTIVAL series and Dance-mopolitan Commissioned, Featured and Shared Artist series.
Arts On Site
One of our newer partnerships 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. The DN Raw Series partners with Co-Founder Chelsea Ainsworth to bring more opportunities to emerging artists in New York City.
ArtsQuest @ SteelStacks
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 presenting David Parker and The Bang Group’s ShowDown at the MusikFest Café. In 2011, DN SteelStacks launched Free Friday’s in the Creativity Commons to introduce our diverse roster of dance innovators in an informal, meetthe-artist-series and an annual Holiday show in the MusikFest Cafe. In 2012 DN SteelStacks launched outdoor presentations during ArtsQuest’s MusikFest in August, which is the second largest free music festival in the country and attracts more than one million patrons over its ten-day run.
Formed by long-time DANCE NOW artist Amber Sloan, Dance Rising is a physical, visible advocacy platform that unites our industry and amplifies our diverse voices and bodies, Dance Rising focuses public attention on our field and engages with stakeholders about partnership and possibility. It also provides audiences with opportunities to enjoy safe, site-specific live performances and celebrates local artists--a potent reminder of the importance of arts and culture in NYC.
Starting in 2020, DANCE NOW began partnering with Triskelion Arts, a Brooklyn dance space, whose vision and commitment aligns with DN's goals. They are an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of dance and movement-based performing arts. Their goal is to create space and time to make art happen.
DANCE NOW partners with DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts to bring emerging and established dance artists from NYC to Lehigh Valley. DN 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. This initiative has offered the communities of Lehigh Valley the chance to experience a vast and diverse array of dance styles.