ETD Outreach, a division of Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc, was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Eryc Taylor. The organization’s mission is to create positive social change by using dance as a tool to inspire and heal. In 2019 alone, Since the program’s launch, ETD Outreach has conducted over 4,000 workshops bringing the joy of movement and dance to over 10,000 participants across all five boroughs of New York.
ETD Outreach works with youth programs, supportive housing sites, and senior centers across all five boroughs of New York City and beyond. Our Outreach dance workshops are uniquely customized for all levels and abilities to bring joy and freedom of movement to everyone through equal access and customization. Exercise, creative activity, and dance help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and serves as a conduit for connection to oneself and the community.
Our core value is to ensure all workshops and events are accessible, providing equal access and opportunity to people with diverse abilities. We are continually seeking new ways to increase accessibility to the communities we currently serve and look into new ways to broaden our outreach.