Outreach Program

Columbia University Ballet Ensemble (CUBE) aims to educate the Columbia and surrounding NYC community about dance through performance. Outreach projects include working with Groove with Me and Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps (CVTC). Groove with Me is a youth development organization using free dance classes and performance opportunities as a tool to instill in young women the leadership, pride, spirit of cooperation, creativity, joy and discipline needed to confront the adversity in their daily lives and throughout their future development. CVTC is an organization dedicated to supporting NYC’s essential workers and communities most affected during COVID-19 by providing free K-12 virtual educational resources. In support, CUBE offers free beginning ballet classes where students learn basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology at the barre and in the center. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop their artistry, musicality, and learn about dance history.