Bringing the experience of modern dance to new audiences in Tampa Bay
As a part of the Shoes at the Door mission to bring quality dance into the community, we offer dance outreach classes, workshops and performances to the community at little or no charge. We offer workshops to dance schools and studios in the area that are looking to give their students a deeper training in the area of modern dance, partnering, and choreography. We also have the great honor and joy of bringing dance to those in the community who have little to no exposure to dance. In 2011, SATD was very proud to offer dance classes to patients and family members of the Parkinson’s Group at USF as our very first outreach endeavor. In November 2013, we were honored to be the dance representation at the first ever fundraising event for USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.
We currently do presentations on dance at local teach-ins in Hillsborough County Schools, including Riverhills Elementary Magnet School and Orange Grove Middle Magnet. We even collect and donate new or lightly used shoes to those in need in the community! We are very excited as we embark on our next outreach endeavor with Hillsborough County Public Libraries Cooperative. Shoes at the Door was recently accepted as a partner in the Adult Programming of Hillsborough County Libraries education system. Eventually we hope to expand this outreach into the children’s programming venue as well.
Shoes at the Door at the Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival
October 18, 2014
at the Seminole Heights Brand Library
Last year, in honor of Viva Florida 500, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries hosted the first annual Homegrown in Hillsborough Festival at the John F. Germany Public Library. This special event featured local talent: Arts & Crafts (Artists, Artisans, & Architecture), Words & Music (Writers, Musicians, & Dance), and Gastronomy (Food, Farmers, & Chefs) in over 50 programs in 5 hours! The 2014 festival was at the new Seminole Heights Branch Library (4711 Central Avenue in Tampa). It also included lots of program and exhibit opportunities for presenters fluent in the topics referenced above and offer lectures, performances, demonstrations, and more throughout the library.