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East Village Dance Project (EVDP), a dance development program based in the East Village for the past 20 years, recently announced their partnership with Abrons Arts Center, the arts organization and program of Henry Street Settlement located on Grand Street in the Lower East Side.
Commencing with the start of their Winter/Spring semester on January 28, EVDP will relocate all of their youth and teen dance classes to the Abrons’ facilities and will be conducting their registration through Abrons’ system.
The move allows EVDP the ability to teach multiple classes simultaneously in neighboring studios inside Abrons, expanding their class offerings to accommodate age and level. The move to Abrons also provides the fantastic opportunity for EVDP students to perform their spring concert in the historic Playhouse Theater, a venue that has housed a host of dance luminaries since its inception in 1912, including Martha Graham and Agnes de Mille.
Since the start of EVDP, Founder and Director Martha Tornay has been dedicated to making dance available to all, regardless of financial circumstances. Abrons itself has a long-standing commitment to creating arts programs that are financially accessible to the whole community. EVDP classes at Abrons will be offered on a tiered pricing system based on household income, in line with the shared vision of providing all young artists the opportunity for quality dance education.
EVDP's home studio had been at 55 Avenue C at Fourth Street since 2011.