Dancing In Each Other’s Shoes

Type: Performance
Art Form: Dance
Grade Level: PreK - 8
Scheduling Request

Urbanity Dance, Boston’s premier contemporary dance company, uses cutting edge contemporary dance to compel its audience to vastly expand its worldview while embracing and celebrating the beauty of individual differences. Drawing from the techniques and traditions of various dance styles including classical ballet, modern, hip hop, and West African, Urbanity dance artists use contemporary dance to communicate a story of empathy, a story of partnership, and a story of emotion. In “Dancing in Each Other’s Shoes,” Urbanity dance artists and the students embark together on a unique dance exploration of compassion, kindness, and respect. This fresh and highly interactive performance celebrates diversity and encourages community. Through the art of movement, Urbanity Dance’s exceptionally engaging dance artists encourage students to foster a fuller understanding of themselves and their relationships. Students will ultimately be inspired and empowered to utilize lessons of self-expression and acceptance in all aspects of their lives.

Available for remote learning online as a live program with some pre recorded content. Outdoor performances also available.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300-500
Curriculum Connection: Classical Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, West African Dance, Diversity, Community, Empathy

Remote Learning Showcase video (Urbanity begins at 33:41).

Remote Single (Live): $740

Audience of up to 300:

Single Show: $925
Back-To-Back: $1,570
Three-In-A-Row: $2,220

Audience of 301-501:
Single Show: $1,200
Back-To-Back: $2,040
Three-in-A-Row: $2,880

Travel fee: $100/day

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.




  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 1 microphone
  • 1 speaker hook-up for iPod
  • 5 bottles of water

Arrival time before performance: 30-45 minutes
Strike time: 30 minutes
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes
Teachers should play an active role in ensuring appropriate audience behavior and are requested to sit with their classes. Teachers are further requested not to correct papers during the program. It is distracting to the performers and, we believe, gives students the wrong message about audience courtesy.

Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.