Freespace Dance is a member of Young Audiences of New Jersey, where it serves as a teaching artist in its Assembly/Lecture-Demonstration program. Operating under the Dance to Learn initiative, the company seeks to bring physical education teachers and classroom teachers together with professional dance educators to create a new model for dance arts education. Freespace Dance is available for long-term residency programs that accomplishes the following:

  • Get students dancing
  • Recruit professional teaching dancers to lead dance classes and mentor physical education teachers
  • Provide physical education teachers with professional development and mentorship to integrate dance movement into their classes
  • Develop curriculum for dance and physical education teachers that meets or exceeds the Arts NJCCCS with authentic integration into the academic curriculum
  • Develop a certification process for professional teaching dancers For further information on residency programs, contact Managing Director Lisa Grimes. 
Demarest Residency DDI 2014


Ongoing Residencies:

Bloomfield School District
Bloomfield, NJ

Riverdale School District
Riverdale, NJ