NextMove Dance offers two educational programs in conjunction with our annual dance series: the Artist To Artist Series offering master classes for dancers, teachers and students, and the Student Discovery Series, student matinee performances introducing young people to the world of dance.

The Artist to Artist Masterclass Series

The Artist to Artist Series are master classes taught by some of today’s most celebrated dancers, choreographers and teachers performing on the NextMove Series. Classes are designed for students and aspiring professionals in the dance field giving you the opportunity to study contemporary dance from seven distinct perspectives. Discover new performance techniques, explore diverse methodologies with some of today’s most celebrated performers, choreographers and teachers. Meet the artists and gain new insights

All programs are free and open to the public 

Observers are welcome, space permitting.

Choose the Artist to Artist Series You’d Like to Attend and Call to Register

Parsons Dance Friday, December 9 at 1:00pm
Doug Varone and Dancers Friday, January 20 at 1:00pm
Malpaso Dance Company Friday, February 17 at 1:00pm
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Thursday, March 9 at 1:00pm
Jessica Lang Dance Friday, April 7 at 1:00pm
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Friday, May 5 at 1:00pm

Register Today!

By calling Anne-Marie Mulgrew at Dance Affiliates Outreach:
(215) 636-9000 X 110

(1) Review the above schedule of events
(2) Select the company, date, time and venue
(3) Call the contact above to reserve your place

Student Discount Tickets!

Advance Student Tickets: $20  |  Student Rush Tickets (One Hour): $10

Good for any show by calling (215) 422-4580
Valid student identification required   

The Student Discovery Series

Featuring six world-class dance performances that educate, excite and illuminate 

We invite you and your group to join us for our 2016-17 NextMove Student Discovery Series at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia. We’ve offered 32 years of inspiring arts education programs through our Dance Celebration series. Our new dance series, NextMove Dance, continues this tradition of excellence introducing local students and teachers to some of the world’s best dance companies.

Dance engages students in activities that focus on problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. Young audiences will be awed by how these world-class dancer/athletes express themselves through movement language. Programs address laws of motion, physics, mathematics, history, geography, life skills, earth science, technology and cultural studies. Educators can effectively connect the performance to the curriculum to fulfill standards while helping to cultivate the next generation of artists and advocates.

This year’s program includes dances connected to STEAM, works based on literature, powerful imagery, dances that tackle issues such as war, and works using comedy to make a point. Dance, a universal language, activates the imagination and is open to multiple interpretations providing young audience with lifelong tools.

  • Programs are one hour long and include a special talk-back session with the company
  • Performances take place on Fridays at 10:30am*
  • Programs include a complimentary study guide tailored to the performance that provides insights to the work, curriculum links, fun activities and background information
  • Performances take place at The Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.
  • For every 20 student tickets purchased, groups receive one free chaperone ticket

Select the Student Discovery Series You’d Like to Attend and Call to Purchase Tickets

Parsons Dance Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:30am (Recommended for all ages)
Doug Varone and Dancers Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:30am (Recommended for Grades 3 and up)
Malpaso Dance Company Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:30am (Recommended for all ages)
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo** Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00pm (Recommended for High School and College Students, but all ages welcomed.)
Jessica Lang Dance Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:30am (Recommended for all ages)
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10:30am (Recommended for Grades 4 and up)

Tickets are $5*

*Tickets to Les Ballets Trockadero are $10 due to an extended program. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo takes place on Friday, March 10th, 2017, from 2:00pm–3:15pm.

To Reserve Seats

Call: (215) 636-9000 X 110

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The Artist to Artist classes are made possible through partnerships with the University of the Arts Dance Department, Drexel University Dance Department, and the Koresh Dance Center