Weekly Hip-Hop Classes:
Everybody Dance Now! offers free hip-hop dance programming to youth who would otherwise lack the funds, transportation or parental support to access dance classes. Committed to its values of consistency and reliability, EDN! offers classes every week throughout the year. To reach a broad base of students who would otherwise lack the resources to partake in dance programming, we partner organizations that serve low-income youth and provide on-site programming. Our class sites include locations such as low-income apartment complexes, after school programs, homeless shelters, and local schools.
Our instructors are professional dance teachers, college dance majors, and qualified high school volunteers who are dedicated not only to teaching high quality classes but also to serving as responsible mentors and role models. All of our teachers participate in an EDN! orientation prior to teaching and attend quarterly teacher trainings during which we bring in qualified guest speakers, share teaching experiences, and unite behind our mission.
Our flagship chapter, Everybody Dance Now! Santa Barbara, currently offers 17 classes per week to over 250 youth annually and has taught over 1,000 young people in the last 5 years!