Dance to Learn
for Dance Companies

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Young Audiences and Dance New Jersey invite professional dance companies to become a part of the Dance To Learn community!

As a part of the Dance To Learn community your company will:

  • learn an effective way to integrate the Core Curriculum Standards for Dance education.

  • be provided with professional development and mentorship to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to identify and develop sustainable partnerships and advance high quality programming.

  • be guided to create unique partnerships with school communities that foster lasting impact among dance companies, teachers, students, and families.

  • be shown how to integrate a professional performance by your company as part of the curriculum.

” The training and implementation of Dance To Learn has transformed the capacity of Nimbus Dance Works. We are passionate about creative movement and are stronger because of Dance To Learn.”

--Samuel Pott, Artistic Director

Grant Application for 2019/2020
Now Available!


Applications from professional dance companies/educators, including cultural, traditional, and contemporary dance styles from around the world, are now being accepted.

Dance New Jersey and Young Audiences, generously supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, are pleased to offer grants to New Jersey dance companies, teaching artists, or certified teachers for training and implementation of the standards-based Dance to Learn (DTL) curriculum. Apply for funding to support Dance to Learn Training and/or a Dance to Learn Residency in a NJ School.

To download a sample of the DTL curriculum, click HERE.

For questions, call 609-243-9000.

Returning applicants, click HERE.
New applicants, click HERE.

Dance to Learn Grant Application Deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Dance New Jersey is a service organization committed to advocating the excellence of dance and dance education in the state.


Highlights from our
2016 Dance to Learn Community Day

Highlights from our
2016 Dance to Learn Community Day

A day of dance and training for the Dance To Learn Teaching Artists in preparation for the new school year.




Let’s Get Students Up and Dancing!

Bring Arts Integrated, Innovative Curriculum to Your School!

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation partners with Dance New Jersey, Young Audiences, professional dance companies and teachers to bring the Dance to Learn experience to students across the state of New Jersey.

Dance to Learn ensures that students are not learning dance and movement in isolation, but are forging interdisciplinary connections with the teaching and learning taking place in our classrooms.”                              

Carolyn Keck, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

What is Dance to Learn?

  • a four-year interdisciplinary and inclusive dance curriculum with the goal to advance dance education in schools and community settings.

The Dance To Learn curriculum is both arts-based and truly arts-integrated because it:

  • encourages students to explore, internalize and transform classroom learning and the elements of dance while developing their individual creative voices.

  • offers opportunities for students to reflect, critique and connect personal experiences to their learning of dance and in their classrooms.

  • is adaptive to any dance style, genre, or culture.

  • provides an inroad to kinesthetic learning and connects to language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education and music curriculums.

  • offers formative and summative assessment and documentation tools to help measure the effectiveness of student learning and facilitator impact

Dance to Learn, in partnership with Young Audiences, is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.