Loco-motion Dance Theater
website: www.loco-motiondancetheater.org/

Loco-motion image Loco-Motion Dance Theatre for Childen is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) performing arts organization for children ages 5 - 17. Our primary purpose is to cultivate the development and appreciation of dance and theater arts among school age children of all backgrounds and levels of ability. Our classes and workshops are a combination of technical and creative exercises developed to extend the imaginative capabilities of each child, infusing them with confidence in their abilities and enabling them to grow as artists and individuals. We provide full tuition scholarships for over 1/3 of our total enrollment, and our students stay with us for an average of 8 - 10 years.

Loco-Motion promotes works of emerging social consciousness and provides a forum for young voices to be heard. We encourage students to create material that reflects their responsibility as members of a global community to search for fresh answers to old qestions whie exploring the idea that art can effect positive change.

Loco-Motion students have participated in the creation of over 100 original works performed in dozens of venues throughout New York City, including The Kitchen, The Apollo Theatre, The 14th Street Y Theatre, La Tea Theatre, Musical Theatre works, Surf Reality, Context Studios, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center and many New York City Public Schools.