Thank you for joining us as we celebrate our 12th Anniversary Season! Things may look a bit different this year but our mission remains the same. 2020 has been tough! But we’ve kept going. We’ve employed 12 dancers on multiple projects. We’ve offered free online classes for our community, including Bahama Village Music Program, MARC, and beyond. Despite the odds, we’ve continued to complete our mission. We’re not stopping now.

Our 2020-2021 online season includes:
1. education + outreach programs, including FREE online classes
2. collaborations with visual artists & musicians
3. the development of a new outreach program to support incarcerated women
4. the development of new original works by Kyla Piscopink & dancers
...& more to come!

Education + Outreach

DKW is committed to finding creative ways to engage the community and remain connected to one another while staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. One way we’ve been able to do that is through offering free online classes for our friends at Bahama Village Music Program, MARC, & beyond!

We hope you’ll enjoy these free classes - from our living rooms, kitchens, and basements to yours!


Dixon Connect Virtual

A Special Mixer Networking Event for performing artists and everyone creative! A place for Creative Conversation, Creative Exchange…

Calling everyone creative of all backgrounds – artists, dancers, choreographers, designers, musicians, actors, writers, comedians, photographers, and everyone in-between and beyond….to come and network, connect, share your events/projects, explore ideas, learn about other projects and learn how to be involved, and have fun! This is a great opportunity for creative people to come together to find ways to collaborate and cross-pollinate.

MAX4 presents 4 live performances of max 4 minutes each before we start introductions and networking. Curated & organized by Sangeeta Yesley, Creative Performances, MAX4 features Musician/Composer: Jonathan Howard Katz , Dancer: Kyla Piscopink of Dance Key West collaborating with Prof Susan Dewey, lead editor of “Telling My Story: Voices from the Wyoming Women’s Prison”, Writer: Michele Herman.

JOIN US: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:30pm EDT on DP TV - Dixon Place Live! This is an online event! Please consider donating in support of DP.

StylePointe Retrospective

StylePointe Fashion Show explores the relationship between Fashion and Dance. This hybrid showcase tells the story behind the designers’ collections, through dance. Fashion Designers and Dance Choreographers collaborate to choreograph dance vignettes from the inspiration behind the Designers’ collections to present at StylePointe, during New York Fashion Week. Recommended by The New York Times in 2019 and in 2018.

Dixon Place pays tribute to the extraordinary collaborative work of gifted dancemakers and designers who have brought so much beauty, innovation and glamour to the StylePointe runway. Join us in celebrating “StylePointe – 5 years in retrospect”, via zoom, to connect with everyone who have been involved in this project since its inception in 2015 and to rejoice and cherish all the fashion outfits that were presented and the dance works that were choreographed and performed for the last 5 years. The live streaming of the video compilation will share introduction videos of the participants and 1.5 to 2 min excerpts of all the dance vignettes presented in these showcases.

JOIN US: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:15pm EDT on DP TV - Dixon Place Live! This is an online event! Please consider donating in support of DP.

Dancing ART!

‘Dancing ART!’ project fuses the worlds of dance and visual arts and creates a multi-media and multi-disciplinary show. This show will be presented on a virtual (zoom) platform, due to COVID-19. The 30 minute, pre-recorded, online premiere will feature talented and versatile collaborators who are creating video content of dance and art remotely (due to Pandemic), exploring the story and inspiration that is expressed in the artworks.

Choreographer Kyla Piscopink of Dance Key West collaborates with Shireen Soliman, to present ‘Transcending’, and Vanessa Long & Zoë Reed Helm of Vanessa Long Dance Company collaborate with Christine Liu to present ‘Polyethylene Dreams’.

Dancing Art is a project of Creative Performances. This project is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas. Thank you to campaign donors: Annie Hamburger, Reyner Joelianto and Anonymous donor. (art by Christine Liu)

JOIN US: Wednesday, September 25, 2020 at 7:15pm EDT on DP TV - Dixon Place Live! This is an online event! Please consider donating in support of DP.

Telling My Story

DKW collaborates with Dr. Susan Dewey, professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama, to create a new dance piece based on a collection of compelling stories written by incarcerated women.

JOIN US: Friday, December 11th, 2020 on DP TV as part of Dixon Place Presents Dance Bloc III for a work-in-progress, and please stay tuned for more information! Lots to come…


Join Dixon Place for a very special celebratory finale on Wednesday, December 30th, featuring 30 dance companies showcasing 3 minutes of work each, saluting the close of the 34th Anniversary Year for NYC’s pre-eminent artistic incubator.

JOIN US: 7pm on Wednesday, December 30th on DP TV.


Not only are DKW company dancers the subjects in Kyla Piscopink’s PISCES, but they also dance in pop-up performances throughout the exhibition. If you stop by during gallery hours (Tues-Sat, 12pm-4pm from April 1-29 in the Zabar Project Gallery at The Studios of Key West), who knows, you might even catch a performance! If you prefer to view the show from home, please click here.

Dance Bloc IV

Curated by Sangeeta Yesley

Choreographers showcase recently choreographed dance performances and dance films.

Choreography by: Charly Santagado & Bailey Benoot , Chitra Ramaswamy, Beth Jucovy, Kyla Piscopink, Michelle Thompson Ulerich, Sarah-Katarina SKooJ CorE-O

Video Runtime: Approximately 45 minutes

After the streaming, we will meet the choreographers for a talk-back.
Dixon Place Dance Programs are supported by the Mertz Gilmore Fdn, Jerome Robbins Fdn, Harkness Fdn for Dance, and the NY State Council on the Arts.

* Main image courtesy of Danielle Diniz – 8 in Show, Nov 20, 2019. Photo: Peter Yesley

JOIN US: 7:30pm on Friday, June 11th on DP TV for Dixon Place Presents Dance Bloc IV.

The ReMARCable Dance Project

We are proud to announce The 5th Annual ReMARCable Dance Project!

The ReMARCable Dance Project is an innovative dance program that combines the talents of Dance Key West, Steve Burns (Blue’s Clues, Moth Storyteller, Young Sheldon, STEVENSTEVEN) and MARC (an amazingly wonderful, local nonprofit serving adults with developmental disabilities).

This exciting program intends to benefit MARC clients by helping them improve coordination, participate in mild physical activity and provide an opportunity for socialization, all while learning the art of dance. We believe that artistic expression and physical activity are imperative to good health, and that every creative voice should be nurtured.

For the fifth year in a row, MARC clients team up with Dance Key West & Steve, to learn dance moves, create choreography, perform and have fun!

Please join us for “Poetry in Motion” at The Studios of Key West (Postponed - New Date TBA).

Song & Dance Series

DKW collaborates with musicians in this three part series exploring the relationship between song & dance.