Brockus Project Dance makes dance accessible


In 1994, Brockus Project Dance got its nonprofit certification, and “it kind of blossomed from there,” said Brockus, who decided to create her own organization due to a lack of other showcasing opportunities for dancers in the LA region.

Since then, the organization has produced over 200 showcases for performers, as well as hosted numerous master classes and workshops.

About eight years ago, Brockus began to focus on bringing dance training into underserved public schools, where there is a huge need for access, she said.

Through teaching a wide range of dance styles with a focus on social-emotional learning, the training allows for students to have a safe and healthy way to express emotions, Brockus said.

“It’s physical fitness, it’s creative expression,” Brockus said. “It’s teamwork and working together.”

Thanks to funding from the Miller Foundation, Brockus Project Dance began its work in Long Beach schools in…

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