FOR GIRLS  (13-18)


Note: Due to Covid-19 our current danceLogic class is meeting virtually through June 6, 2020.

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.

Classes meet on Saturdays 
Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Location: Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: $100 (one-time fee). Scholarships available






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 in her final year as an undergraduate dance major at Temple University. Jones-Blain participated in Philadelphia’s first non-binary performance competition, Mx. Everything. In this 12-week competition, she went head to head with drag queens, magicians, contortionists and ended up taking home the grand prize. 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. She discovers new things about herself and her environment everyday through the act of dancing, and she loves to share her discoveries with the world.

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.





danceLogic Application

Currently our danceLogic class is full however you are welcome to apply and join a list for notification once there are openings. Please note it is important that participants are committed to having regular attendance on Saturdays during the program schedule. We look forward to receiving your application.
    January 11 to June 13, 2020 (exception: the Saturday during Spring/Easter break)

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