Saturdays 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Dance/12:00 pm – 1:20 pm
Basic Coding/1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
(New registrations now accepted)
The program continues for returning and new girls:
January 14 – June 3, 2023
(no class on April 8th and May 27th)
June 10, 2023 / danceLogic performance at the West Park Arts Fest
In Person Classes
Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Registration is open!
Dance and Computer Coding for young ladies aged 10 and up
The program combines the art of dance and computer coding leading to the development of original choreography and performance. Girls learn the value of focus, dedication, and teamwork, as well as career-building industry-standard computer programming skills. danceLogic runs from October thru the second Saturday in June when they perform at the annual West Park Arts Fest.
This unique program motivates girls, young women, and especially women of color to explore the world of STEAM. Students understand the mechanics of choreography and coding, leading to their development of original dance performance, demonstrating coding skills moving toward more advanced levels and programming projects, including advanced coding languages like Python, C++, Java, and HTML to create websites when they move up to advanced coding.
Both coding and dance function as forms of creation that utilize repetition and collaboration to produce work. With various incentives throughout the year, such as field trips and the opportunity to receive a free iPad, students must be engaged and willing to work hard. Our goal is to give girls a sense of agency and autonomy in STEAM, to combine the necessity of the arts and sciences.
- NO prior dance or coding experience required!
- Regular attendance
Click the blue REGISTER NOW button to sign up!
New registration one-time class fee covering January to June: $75
If this presents a financial hardship, please select “request scholarship” when submitting your registration.
If you have questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-473-7810.
- Learn dance skills and movement techniques
- Create your own choreography using coding as a reference
- Build leadership roles
- Learn valuable computer programming skills
CHERYL ANNA BOSTIC-ATHIAS SCHOLARSHIP
West Park Cultural Center (WPCC) is excited to announce the creation of the Cheryl Anna Bostic-Athias (CABA) Scholarship and a yearly Recognition Award celebrating outstanding student accomplishments.
The CABA Scholarship is a new addition to the organization’s danceLogic program. Co-creators of danceLogic, computer science engineer Franklyn Athias and WPCC executive director Betty Lindley, have formally launched this addition to the program. The CABA Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement and participation in danceLogic for a young lady graduating high school and accepted into an accredited college or university as a full-time student. The recipient will receive a monthly stipend for up to four years. To be considered a young lady must have participated in danceLogic for a minimum of four years.
At the end of each program year, West Park Cultural Center will also recognize a participant for being an excellent student and demonstrating excellence in WPCC programming. The Recognition Award will be a one-time monetary award presented at the West Park Arts Fest in June.
Cheryl Anna Bostic-Athias was born and raised in West Philadelphia, and programs like West Park Cultural Center helped her and ultimately led her to UPenn. She loved the danceLogic program and the potential opportunities it enabled. The CABA scholarship is a perfect way to help young ladies and remember her.