Community Outreach is the heart of the TMJ Dance Project.
Our outreach programs serve over 500 children and families annually by providing movement based activities that support social- emotional learning (SEL), literacy skill development, cultural awareness, health & wellness, and family development.
Our community outreach programs are sponsored in part by the City of Dallas Office of Art & Culture Community Artist Program.
The Community Artist Program (CAP) provides artist services to Dallas communities by ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) and other individual artists and non-profit organizations to teach, perform, and exhibit at host facilities in neighborhoods around the City of Dallas. CAP cultivates collaborations between artists and communities.
Dance in Education
The incorporation of creative movement into core academic courses helps students to develop skills that are necessary for learning including: creativity, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
Our Dance in Education programs uses dance as an interdisciplinary approach to academic learning supported by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) five basic strands including:
Creative Expression: Artistic Process
Creative Expression: Performance
Historical and Cultural Relevance
Critical Evaluation: Response