Our Education Programs advance the understanding of dance as an art form and movement as a way of life. We cultivate a perspective that inspires, encourages, and entertains. We engage in a meaningful dialogue that allows the artist look within or look up with an emphasis on moving with passion. Designed to enhance physical, social, and emotional development, we serve a diverse range of participants from beginner, pre-professional, to the experienced dancer. Our Teaching Artists engage participants' creativity and address important life skills such as discipline, collaboration, and critical thinking in a safe and stimulating learning environment.
Artistic Directors and our exceptional Teaching Artists lead students through a full Technique Class focusing on moving with passion, purpose, and intention. Every movement has meaning.
Artistic Directors and our exceptional Teaching Artists lead students through a class with a focus on technique centered around company repertoire concluding with a performance. Performances can take place in a theatrical setting or an informal open space. Performances are generally a half an hour.
Students experience a dance performance by Drye/Marinaro Dance Company followed by a discussion of our work with the artists. Topics of discussion vary on audience age and demographic. Topics may include basic dance composition, Social Issues among youth, Dance as a Career, college and beyond, expectations as a company dancer. We love to relate our dance content to real life. Striving not only to entertain, but also to intrigue audiences with thought provoking themes; using dance as medium to make connections to life and real human interactions. A Full Immersion
Our residency option allows students to participate in an extended movement experience through participation in master classes, informal showings, discussion of company work, and learning repertory or new work to be performed separate or alongside the company.