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Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

The mission of Sarasota Contemporary Dance (SCD) is to bring contemporary dance to the community through eclectic performance and educational programing while collaborating with artists and community groups to further enrich the human experience.

SCD consists of a diverse group of teaching artists

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Afro-Cuban Dance & Drumming - Middle School (Grades 6-8)


Exploration Description

This exploration with Sarasota Contemporary Dance teaches students to understand and appreciate the mixture of movement and music from the African Diaspora, specifically from Cuba.

The exploration is led by two teaching artists (a dancer and drummer) and is most popular during Hispanic heritage month in October or Black History month in February but is available year-round.

In this exploration,


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Exploration Detail

Exploration type: In-School Exploration, Teaching Artist Residency
Subject: Dance, Music, World Languages
Grade Levels 6-8
Available dates:

Available throughout the academic year 23/24.

Length of :Exploration 45 min per session
Space / technical requirements:

This exploration can take place in the classroom, or in a larger space to allow for more movement.

Fees / Ticketing:

5-day residency (45min per session)

$1500  - one classroom

$2500 - 2 back-to-back classrooms

3-day residency (45min per session)

$900 - one classroom

$1500 - 2 back-to-back classrooms

1-day workshop (45min session)

$300 -  one classroom

$500 - 2 back-to-back classrooms

Standards & Benchmarks



Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes