Dance is back at the 14th Street Y! The Dance Series brings Free Lectures, Master Classes, and Performances.

Do you love Dance?  This year, the 14th Street Y is bringing an exciting series of dance to our Theater in partnership with several Downtown Dance Companies. Each company will present dance performances in the Theater, as well as host special events and master classes for all to attend. These classes and events range from lectures about prolific dance icons to fitness classes for the whole family.

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Kicking off the Dance Series is Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble. Jim May, current artistic director, is giving a free lecture about the life, work, and overall influence of founder Anna Sokolow. When asked about his lecture, Jim says, “See through rare videos how Anna Sokolow’s choreography influenced Jerome Robbins, Pina Bausch, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, and dozens of actors, dancers, and musicians of the 20th Century.” The lecture is taking place for free on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 7-9pm in the 14th Street Y Studio A for all ages. The company is presenting Anna Sokolow Way with From the Horse’s Mouth December 4-8, 2013 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. For tickets click here.

Undertoe Dance Project, presenting their New York Season at the Theater at the 14th Street Y November 18-24, 2013, click here for tickets, is teaching a great evening of master classes in tap and jazz dance styles. The master classes are taking place on November 16, 2013. The jazz dance class is from 4-6pm and the tap class is from 6-8pm at the 14th Street Y Fitness Studio. Click here for class information and tickets for the classes. The company is also presenting their infamous Tappy Hour on November 18, 2013 from 7-8:30pm in the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Enjoy a glass of wine and learn a few tap dances from the company while getting a preview of the New York Season. Click here for tickets for Tappy Hour.

The Dance Series is off to a great start in November. Here is a list of all of the performance dates of the Downtown Dance Companies partnering with the Theater:

November 18-24, 2013: Undertoe Dance Project presents New York Season

December 4-8, 2013: Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble and From the Horse’s Mouth presents Anna Sokolow Way

December 12-15, 2013: Jacobs Campbell Dance presents FIVE

April 8-13, 2014: American Tap Dance Foundation presents Rhythm in Motion

June 19-22, 2014: The 14th Street Y presents YouMake ReMake LABA Edition by Renana Raz

Master classes and special events will be held by each company in the Dance Series. All information about performances and these events or classes can be found here. Also make sure you follow the Dance Series on Twitter for up to date information and fun facts about the dance community.

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