EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT (EVDP), is a dance-development organization offering innovative, nurturing dance programming in lower Manhattan since 1997. EVDP offers extensive after school dance classes for youth and teens, a pre-professional teen performance troupe, performances & dance festivals open to the public, and workshops & drop-in classes for adults. From the beginning, EVDP has been committed to providing high quality dance education to all, and aims to never turn students away due to lack of funds.
Our annual alternative version of the Nutcracker, set in the East Village, featuring a vibrant intergenerational cast.
“Dancing at EVDP is like being a part of a big, happy family that loves you and you love back”
- STUDENT, EVDP YOUTH PROGRAM
Avenue c studio
In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened the beautiful Avenue C Studio as our permanent home. Our space includes an expansive studio with a sprung dance floor, a changing area and a welcoming lobby. Photo: Hugh Burckhardt