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FuturPointe Dance

FuturPointe Dance

Category: Dance


FuturPointe Dance was formed in 2009 as an initiative to broaden the appeal and spectatorship of contemporary dance. This fusion company combines dancers and choreographic styles from a variety of genres and training, including modern dance, popular/social/folk dance, Caribbean, African, Latin, and ballet. The company's aesthetic crosses into multiple art forms as well, including multi-media collaborations with videographers, visual artists, composers, musicians, puppeteers, and costumers. The company roster is culturally diverse, with dancers hailing from Jamaica, Guyana, the Ukraine, New Orleans, and New York. Although a young company, they collectively have a broad and extensive base of professional dance experience, and the company tours and performs in national venues. Weekly classes are open to the Rochester community, and company members are actively involved in residencies and performances that educate, entertain, and promote the vitality and global presence of contemporary dance.


Grades K-12
No limit for Performance; Single Class Size for Workshops
Length 45-60 minutes
Cost $1000 for Single Performance; $500 for Single Workshop

Technical Requirements

Please Provide: Working outlets and two extension cords; one or two microphones; MP3 ready sound system; a projector and screen in the performance space; a large carpet-free performance floor, approximately 16'x 20' minimum; private changing room area unseen by staff and students; access to basic lighting and if more advanced, an opportunity to work with whomever is responsible for working the light board. **Please inform us immediately if any of these needs are unable to be met so that any possible adjustments may be made. Please Expect bembers of FuturPointe Dance Company to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the performance time. Each performance lasts 45-60 minutes and we will depart within 15-30 minutes of concluding our workshop and/or performance.



Overview of Programs

Salsa Dance Workshop
Learn the basics of Salsa dance and rhythms using a variety of methods in a very hands on workshop involving team work and call and response. As time permits Bachata and Cha cha may be included. Single Class Size for Workshops

Junkanoo Dance Workshop
Students will feel the Caribbean sun bearing down upon them as they try Jonkanoo steps on for size. Channel the street parade characters and music associated with the Junkanoo traditions. With the inclusion of hand and ring games no one can resist this popular dance! Single Class Size for Workshops.

World Dance Workshop
Experience dance in any one of these styles and genres: Latin-Cuban, Ballroom/Argentine Tango, African/Caribbean, Tap, Creative Movement, Modern, Ballet, Jamaican Dancehall, or FuturPointe Technique. Single Class Size for Workshops.

  Performances and Family Programs  
This 'fusion' dance company of culturally diverse dancers combines choreographic styles that include modern, popular/social/folk dances, Caribbean, African, Latin and ballet. Audiences will experience a multi-media, interactive lecture and demonstration. Workshops are available upon request. (K-12)

FuturPointe Dance has limited availability (primarily weekdays after 3pm, evenings and weekends); Contact YA Office for additional information.