Fly-by-Night Dance Theater has offered scholarships to dancers of color for over 15 years. We currently offer our classes on a donation basis to all communities so that we can serve as many different communities as possible.
Fly-by-Night Dance believes it is important that everyone is recognized as equals as well as unique individuals with their own rich experiences to contribute.
We wish to create a culture that values different perspectives, builds engagement, fosters creativity and allows us to celebrate and include a variety of communities.
Examples of this variety are, but are not limited to, characteristics such as national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures.
Examples of our actions include, but are not limited to, inviting individuals from a variety of communities to participate in our events and, in the process, to share their individual perspectives while encouraging others to do the same.
We recognize this statement to be a working draft that will change with time as we make progress toward becoming a more diverse and inclusive commu
WHAT SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENTS OF COLOR HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR CLASSES:
The classes give me a home to escape the hectic life of living in NYC.
Aerial Dance with Julie has been the most challenging and relaxing all at the same time. The use of the Skinner Release Technique has helped me to move more efficiently (as a dancer and aerialist) and build strength in almost completely unconscious ways.
Taking trapeze class with Julie has allowed me to see the world of my dancing, artistry, and life in ways I could not see before….through Julie’s methods one can experience and live through every technique. Class becomes a lived experience.