A Dance Class Pass will enable students to experience a live dance performance through Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Cultural Passport program. Seating is very limited, so review the options below and click the Application link beneath the Cultural Passport heading on this page to apply. Other Dance opportunities may be announced during the school year, so apply now even if you are not interested in the dance performances currently available.
Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected dance companies and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience. The links listed immediately below have general content for your grade level. Site specific curriculum may be linked within the detailed descriptions below.
For All Dance:
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
Alvin Ailey Study Guide
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
The world's most popular modern dance company returns to Miami with a free school-time performance for local students. Established in 1958 in New York by the pioneering choreographer Alvin Ailey, and now led by Miami native Robert Battle, the Ailey company has performed for an estimated 21 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, plus millions more on television shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing with the Stars."
There is good reason why Mr. Ailey called his company a "dance theater." He was interested in how elements of theater - costumes, props, lighting, and music - could be combined with dance to communicate with an audience.
Join us for this hou-long, educational performance which gives students a taste of all the elements that compose an Ailey experience.
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
Dance NOW! Study Guide
About Dance NOW! Miami
Encounter Dance NOW! Miami's fierce athleticism and poetic narrative in the intimate setting of the Little Haiti Cultural Center. This presentation will lead your students on a history lesson narrated through dance, from the inception of ballet in the court of Louis XIV to the revolution of modern dance at the turn of the 20th century and the development of jazz dance driven by the African American culture and the rhythms of jazz music. The program includes our popular “How We Make Dances” unit, providing the students with tools to both analyze and create dance for themselves. The showcase culminates with age appropriate work from Dance NOW! Miami’s critically acclaimed repertory followed by a Q&A session breaking down the fourth wall and giving the students an opportunity to reflect on the work presented in light of their new analytical tools.