Education

The DanceMotion USASM education programs build on BAM's decades of experience bringing the arts to the world. Through workshops, master classes, demonstrations, and artist talks tailored to each country visited, audiences-from local professional dancers to students-more deeply engage with some of America's leading choreographers.

DanceMotion USASM provides educational resources about American dance both online and in hard copy as a library set at participating US Embassies. Digital resources include articles about American dance history by genre, recommended books and DVDs, program documentaries, curated YouTube resources, and information about American arts management structures and strategies.

COMPANION ARTICLES ON AMERICAN DANCE HISTORY
LIBRARY PROJECT

Libraries in host embassies, cultural centers, and partner organizations receive books and videos provided by DanceMotion USASM as well as contributions from American dance and performing arts institutions. These resources, serving as a legacy of the project, are accessible to dancers, choreographers, scholars, students, critics, and the public long after the companies have returned home. Find a location near you.

CAPACITY BUILDING & ARTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING

In addition to artistic exchange, DanceMotion USASM promotes and facilitates dialogue among arts administrators and technical theater professionals. Through lectures, roundtable discussions, and hands-on practical training, program participants share ideas and best practices. All traveling company managers offer talks based on award-winning Kennedy Center’s DeVos Institute Arts Management curriculum. Traveling technical directors lead workshops and discussions with local theater professionals. Read "The Cycle: Planning for Success in the Arts" by DeVos Institute leaders Michael Kaiser and Brett Egan in your language.

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EDUCATION RESOURCES