Since 1997, RIOULT Dance NY has implemented a flexible, in-school arts education initiative entitled DanceREACH throughout the New York metropolitan area, and internationally while touring. DanceREACH introduces the art of modern dance to elementary, middle, and high school students through an assortment of programs. Built around the idea that dance is something everyone can do, interactive DanceREACH programs teach basic dance terminology, ballet and modern technique, and choreography based on company repertory. Additionally, students gain insight into the artistic process from creation to rehearsal and finally live performance by working individually and collaboratively to develop their own dances.

RIOULT Dance NY believes that through dance, students develop inventive minds, strong bodies, and an understanding of self expression – all of which inspire student achievement in the classroom. Using The New York City Department of Education’s Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance as a foundation, DanceREACH programs can be catered for various curricula and student age groups. RIOULT repertory explores history, contemporary culture, literature, art, and universal themes, and is used as a point of departure for DanceREACH lesson plans.

“Our dedication to bringing our work and our passion to young people is reinforced with each new encounter. It not only enlightens the students, but revitalizes our own delight in dance.” – Pascal Rioult, Artistic Director

All DanceREACH programs are fully customizable to meet the needs of any school!

For more information or to bring DanceREACH to your school, please contact DanceREACH is made possible through the generous support of Shana Alexander Charitable Foundation, Assured Guaranty, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Jana Foundation, NYC Department of Education, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Target.


Meet our 2016-2017 DanceREACH partners

  • PS 11 The William T. Harris School (Manhattan, NY)
  • PS 32 Samuel Mills, Brooklyn NY (Brooklyn, NY)
  • IS 259 William McKinley (Brooklyn, NY)
  • IS PS 164 Caesar Rodney School (Brooklyn, NY)
  • PS 108Q Capt. Vincent G. Fowler School (Queens, NY)
  • MS 244 The New School for Leadership and Arts (Bronx, NY)
  • Taconic Hills School District (Craryville, NY)
  • Hunter College Elementary School (Manhattan, NY)

Meet all past DanceREACH partners