This unique class combines dance and computer coding with students understanding the mechanics of dance and coding leading to their development of original choreography and performance. The students learn the value of teamwork, dedication, and focus, as well as industry standard coding language.
REGISTRATION: September 2021
START DATE: October 2, 2021
Classes meet on Saturdays
Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
We anticipate being back in-person at the Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: $100 is a one-time fee for the program year with opportunity for scholarship.
Shanel Edwards (dance)
Shanel Edwards is a dancer, performer and teaching artist in the Philadelphia area. She has training in modern, contemporary and Hip-Hop street styles. Shanel Edwards has performed internationally and throughout the US. She thrives by teaching other youth in this city about the freedom artistic practices provide.
Tyra Jones-Blain (dance)
Tyra Jones-Blain is a teaching artist who recently graduated from Temple University as a dance major. Jones-Blain participated in Philadelphia’s first non-binary performance competition, Mx. Everything. She has presented original works in Temple shows, and performed for choreographers including: Dara Meredith, Merian Soto, Laura Katz, Marion Ramirez, Megan Bridge, and Dinita Clark. Currently, she is director of the Hip-Hop program at Sound Space Performing Arts and a choreographer for Penn Wood High School’s theatre program.
Franklyn Athias (coding)
Franklyn is Senior Vice President Network and Communications Engineering at Comcast Cable where he has worked for the last 23 years. He has a BS degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Computer Science and has previously worked for the Franklin Mint, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and J.P. Morgan.
Have Questions? Call 215-473-7810