Flex Dance Program Inc.

"FlexIN - FlexOUT" & "Flex Hyperborealis"
Artistic Discipline: DancePerforming Arts
Category: Local Arts SupportCreative Equations Fund: Social Innovation & Cultural EntrepreneurshipSocial Innovation Fellow
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Brownsville

FDP is a youth-serving nonprofit dedicated to the idea that artistic expression leads to transformative growth, Flex Dance Program is committed to helping students develop self-esteem, cooperation, and communication by transforming physical energy into positive, non-verbal self-expression that offers an alternative to conflict. We provide dance and mentoring opportunities to justice-involved youth in New York City, including opportunities to develop dances that tell their unique stories, perform at events, and join our team as youth ambassadors/interns. Since our founding, FDP has provided hundreds of justice-involved New York City youth with opportunities for growth, healing and creative expression through dance.