COVID-19 Info & Resources

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Harvard Dance Center is monitoring developments and will be working to aggregate helpful resources for its constituents. We are aware that a crisis like this will have immeasurable, wide-ranging, and inequitable impacts on our community. We aim to respond in a way that is guided by our principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for all; that continues to foster agency through dance for students; and which promotes the arts as agents of social change in the world.

DANCE CENTER PROGRAMMING

Following Harvard University's response regarding COVID-19 on March 10, all programming and studio activity at Harvard Dance Center, including the Office for the Arts Director’s studio, are suspended for the rest of the spring 2020 term. 

Please read the March 10th letter from Dance Director Jill Johnson to the Harvard Dance Center community. If you have any questions, concerns, or are seeking additional resources, please don't hesitate to reach out to Dance Center staff at dance@fas.harvard.edu.

Harvard College COVID-19 FAQ 

This is an evolving space which we will continue to update as more information and resources become available; the last update was on April 20, 2020.

RESOURCES FOR FREELANCE ARTISTS

Artist Relief Fund for Artists in City of Boston 

Artist Relief Fund for Artists in City of Cambridge

Artist and Teaching Artist Relief Funds from Massachusetts Cultural Council 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (includes self-employed) in Massachusetts

Artist Relief Fund for Artists in the U.S. from SOZE

Emergency Grants for Artists in the U.S. from New York Foundation for the Arts

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource

Freelancers Relief Fund from the Freelancers Union

CUE COVID-19 Artist Resources 

Silent Rhythms, Inc. "Inclusion 101 on Social Distancing"

Springboard for the Arts Resources for Freelance Artists and Arts Organizations

From ArtsReady, Information and Emergency Funding for Artists:

RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Harvard Counseling and Mental Health Services

#CopingWithCOVID: A webinar series on young people and mental health

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic from Harvard Global Health Institute 

A Guide to Caring For Your Coronavirus Anxiety National Alliance on Mental Illness

INDEPENDENT VIRTUAL CLASSES LED BY HARVARD DANCE CENTER INSTRUCTORS & ACCOMPANISTS 

Many of the Harvard Dance Center's non-credit class instructors and accompanists are now offering their own virutal classes through various platforms. A listing of those classes are posted below with information on how to participate, and will be updated as more offerings become available. 

Ballet I with Lonnie Stanton via Zoom Free/ Donation Based, Mondays, 7:30-8:45PM EST; Email: lstanz22@gmail.com before 6:30pm EST Monday to receive a Zoom Invitation; Venmo donation to @Lonnie-Stanton

All Levels Contemporary Class with Lonnie Stanton, Tuesdays, 5PM EST via Zoom and Jean Appolon Expressions weekly; class is a sliding scale $5- $15; link to register: https://jeanappolonexpressions.org/classes#dance-with-jae

OSAPR's Yoga for Restoration, Wednesdays, 6-7PM EST, Free, Join Zoom: tiny.cc/2020yoga 

Advanced Urban Choreography with Tarikh Campbell, Saturdays, 2:30-4:00PM EST, $10, DM @tarikhcampbell on Instagram for more info

Intermediate Urban Choreography with Tarikh Campbell, Sundays, 2:30-4:00PM EST, $10, DM @tarikhcampbell on Instagram for more info

Virtual Music Lessons with Robin Cho's piano studio Pianoberries, contact Robin Cho at robin@pianoberries.comehttps://www.pianoberries.com/virtual/ 

INDEPENDENT VIRTUAL CLASSES AND PROGRAMS LED BY HARVARD DANCE CENTER VISITING ARTISTS

Many of the Dance Center's previous visiting artists' work has also been impacted by COVID-19. Below is an evolving listing of virtual classes and programming now being offered by previous visiting artists of Harvard Dance Center. 

All levels Hip Hop Class with Amirah Sackett (Visiting Artist Fall 2019), Wednesdays 8-9PM EST, Facebook Livestream, $10 made payable by Venmo (@Amirah-Sackett) or Zelle/Paypal (amirahsackett@gmail.com)

Fireside Chats with Peter DiMuro (Visiting Artist Spring 2016) and Guests, Wednesdays, 11AM-12PM, Instagram Live: @thedancecomplex 

Happy Hour hosted by Andrea Miller (Visiting Artist Spring 2017 and Spring 2013), artistic director of GALLIM: weekly conversations with thought leaders/creatives in the field of dance; Thursdays, 6pm EST, Instagram Live: @gallimdanceco

Happy Hour hosted by Heidi Latsky Dance (Visiting Artist Fall 2018): A Q&A discussion on a different topic each week, Fridays, 5pm EST, (Friday, 4/10, will be about all things ON DISPLAY GLOBAL), Zoom: https://heidilatskydance.org/online-offerings

Bobbi Jene Smith (Visiting Artist Spring 2017) & Or Schraiber teach phrase material from their work WITH CARE, Friday, April 10, 3PM EDT; Suggested donation for joining is $5; Learn more and Register

Yoga with Seane Corn (Visiting Artist Fall 2017), Sundays, 12PM EST, live-streaming for free via Instagram Live: @seanecorn. Download a free 60 min practice with bonus material here: https://www.seanecorn.com/free-practice-signup/

Piloboolus (Visiting Artist Fall 2014) virtual programming: