ODC Dance in the Community

As a part of general outreach efforts, KT Nelson, Brenda Way, and the ODC dancers offer ongoing workshops, performances, and lectures to a number of groups locally in the Bay Area and nationally while on tour.

The company's local community partners have included the following organizations:

  • San Francisco State University
  • Mills College
  • Berkeley High School
  • California Academy of Art
  • Academy of Art College
  • Oxbow School in Napa
  • San Francisco Main Library
  • The Equal Justice Society
  • The Exploratorium
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary School
  • Buena Vista Elementary School
  • 7 Tepees
  • June Jordan School for Equity
  • Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (Asawa SOTA)
  • Edgewood Center for Children & Families
  • University of San Francisco

General outreach efforts, similar in philosophy to the Four-Part Program, place great emphasis on creative interaction with ODC's artistic staff. Larger groups are accommodated with lecture-demonstrations, distance learning programs, short concerts, and community choreography projects.

For more information, please contact Company Manager Joseph Copley at joseph@odc.dance