Who can come to DTTP?
Basically, anyone who enjoys dance and moving. All levels are welcomed, but do check the experience required at individual classes.
What kind of DANCE techniques are done at DTTP?
Although a focus in modern/contemporary dance float around what we do, any kind of dance or movement study is fostered, as long as it provides intentional strategies for movement research. Sessions will be posted in the calendar according to the date they will be offered.
Is DTTP a dance studio?
NO, Dance To The People is a dance project that aims to access different spaces for dance. That makes us an itinerant project. We have used space at the College of Staten Island thanks to the CUNY Dance Initiative in 2014 and 2015. Twice a year we hold an 8-week donation-based class series at BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and every year another series at Spaceworks Long Island City. We are also members of The Woods Cooperative so we can access their space for a very affordable rate. We are always on the look for friendly places that are looking to share resources with the dance community.
Is DTTP a dance company?
NO, we are a collective. Although we incentivize the creation of new choreographic works and the showing of these works is a fundamental part of the cycle of creating, presenting under the name of DTTP is not our main objective.
Can I teach at DTTP?
Yes! That's why we're here! We want to take advantage of the resources the dance community has to offer. If you have something to share with others, please, contact us with a description of what you would like to do, and we can make it happen.
Can I bring my dance company to rehearse at DTTP?
NO, Dance To The People wants to foster the individual voices of ALL participants during their time of sharing in every session. The agenda of a dance company may be closed up for others.
Will I get paid for teaching or leading a discussion?
We are a donation-based project, guest teachers, hosts or performers are compensated according to what gets donated in a given session. We also have an operating budget depending on the securing of grants or donations. Our aim is to encourage a culture of mutual exchange. We recommend that collaborators seek a relationship that is mutually gratifying (do only things you would do anyway) regardless of the economic compensation.