Tag Archives: Dance

Higher Ground Festival 2018 at Anne Loftus Playground

50 LOCAL ARTISTS, 7 PREMIERING COLLABORATIONS, 1 PERFORMANCE–Join Us for the 2018 HG Premieres Performance presented by the Higher Ground Festival. Higher Ground Festival brings artists of Washington Heights and Inwood together to network and to create interdisciplinary collaborations which are presented free to the public. The performance will include dancing, physical theater, live music, spoken word, fashion, dance theatre and more! The HG Premieres Performance is curated to be Family Friendly. It’s the perfect Saturday night in the park with friends, family and fellow culture enthusiasts! For more information about Higher Ground Festival and our mission, visit our website: www.CREATINGHIGHERGROUND.com

Dance Project of Washington Heights Spring Performance¡Juntos! at UPCA

370 young students age 3-15 take what they’ve learned in the classroom to the magnificent United Palace stage as they perform works in ballet, hip hop, break dance, and musical theater dance.  Come share in their joy and excitement as performers and audience alike experience the magic of performance!

Tickets are now on sale to our Spring Performance, ¡Juntos!.  They are currently only available online, but we will sell them in person during our classes on 5/19, 5/20, 6/2 and 6/3.  Tickets are $10 each and free for children 5 and under.  If you have a larger immediate family and need a discounted family price, you can purchase the family package for $25 but you must do it in person on the above listed dates.

Arts, Culture & Fun: Live Concert with Ray Mantilla

Join us for a live outdoor concert with legendary conga player Ray Mantilla and his exciting quintet. A professional percussionist for more than 60 years, Ray Mantilla has been the first-call conguero for everyone from Max Roach, Art Blakey and Charles Mingus to Ray Barretto, Herbie Mann and Tito Puente. All of his 14 albums as a leader have hit the jazz charts, including his latest, ‘High Voltage.’  Bring a blanket, a picnic and your dancing shoes!

Ray Mantilla quintet:

Diego Lopez – drums
Mike Freeman – vibraphone
Cucho Martinez – bass
J. R. Dejesus- keyboard

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Dance Project of Washington Heights: Uptown Social Dance Series

You’ve been asking for it, and we’re doing it (and so excited about it)!  Latin dance classes for adults of all ages and levels.

Salsa, Hustle, and Bachata with us…

Join us and skilled instructors Ximena Salgado and Alessandra Marconi on Thursday evenings beginning THIS Thursday, April 5th. 

  • Salsa: April 5th, 12th, and 19th
  • Hustle: April 26th, May 3rd, 10th and 17th
  • Bachata: May 24th, 31st and June 7th

Location: WHAS Cultural Arts Center, 4450 Broadway @ 190th
Cost: pay-what-you-can, suggested $15-20
Time: 6:30-7:45

Register in advance to save your spot! (walk-ins also welcome)

Need childcare?  RSVP to dancepwh@gmail.com