HOLISTIC DANCE THERAPY COHORT

Our Mission is to encourage black youth and women impacted by sexual violence and various levels of trauma to reprocess, rebuild and reclaim relationships with their bodies using the healing power of dance. We amplify and prioritize the healing of black survivors of trauma. 

 

Our Vision is to be a global program that provides a free, trauma-informed, dance therapy curriculum and holistic resources to youth and women impacted by various levels of trauma throughout the african diaspora.

Ballet After Dark is the only program that provides free, trauma-informed, holistic dance therapy and resources to youth and women impacted by sexual trauma and various levels of violence. Our mission is to help youth and women reprocess, rebuild and reclaim relationships with their bodies following sexual abuse and trauma using the healing power of dance. With an emphasis of amplifying and prioritizing the healing of black and brown survivors, our program offers nuanced resources aimed at contributing to empowering survivors and restoring confidence. Based in Baltimore City, our queer-friendly  program’s vision is to foster relationships between survivors and supporters, provide support and education, and create spaces where black survivors can envision and experience the world we/they deserve. 

This program is supported in part by the maryland state arts council msac.org

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This program is supported in part by t.rowe Price

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This program is supported in part by the zanvyl and isabelle krieger fund kriegerfund.org

This program is supported in part by the creative baltimore fund. 

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This program is supported in part by the ravens community foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Workshops

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Is dance experience necessary?


Absolutely not! Just arrive with yourself, your yoga mat and be open minded and judgement free!




How do I know if this workshop is for me?


You never know until you try! Our workshops are developed to explore various elements of self-care. Where you may excel in one area, you may lack in another. We focus on physical, mental and spiritual aspects of self-care.




I'm not a survivor of domestic or sexual assault. Is this workshop still for me?


While our workshops were developed for survivors of domestic and sexual assault to be encouraged to begin their journey of healing, we assure you that disenfranchised individuals of every level are invited to attend. Our doors are open to everyone.




Do I have to participate in the photo series? I'd like to attend the workshop but I'm not sure about having my picture taken.


Absolutely not! Participation is optional only! Those interested will sign a participation waiver prior to beginning. We assure you no matter what, this is a safe space for us to heal and we'd never want to make anyone uncomfortable or violate their trust.





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