(courtesy of The New Victory Theater)

The New Victory Theater is launching a new initiative called Victory Dance, a three-week series offering free daytime performances for New York City students enrolled in NYC Department of Education summer school enrichment programs and subsidized/city-run summer day camps from July 16-August 1.

Victory Dance will include three programs, featuring performances by Ballet Hispanico, Ballet Tech, Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Full Circle Souljahs, Gallim Dance, Keigwin + Company, Lava Dance Co, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, and Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company, as well as individual performances by Lil Buck and Michelle Dorrance.

Every performance will feature a one-hour program of three or more pieces, immediately followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.

"Season after season, we put good stuff on The New Victory stage," says Cora Cahan, president of The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater, "and this summer, for the first time, we're providing free access to good dance on the New Vic stage so that New York kids will have a chance to see the broad range of dance works created and performed by New York artists. Victory Dance is unparalleled for providing dance of this caliber on a mixed bill for young audiences with tremendous curricular support from the New Victory education programs."

For information on The New Victory Theater's current and upcoming productions, click here.