Effusion Dance Collective (EDC) began as an idea amongst dance educators to open a dance studio where students in Paterson, NJ and the surrounding area would be able to acquire a high quality dance education. Our goal was simple; instill our passion for dance within our students, while strengthening technique and building discipline. In February 2011, Effusion Dance Collective opened it's doors in Hawthorne, NJ. After a successful year-ending showcase that included 25 dancers, EDC now has a growing roster of nearly 200 dancers. We are so proud of our students accomplishments which include: acceptance to summer programs at Dance Theater of Harlem and Debbie Allen Dance Academy, performances at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and various performance events throughout NJ. EDC's competition company of dancers have also received numerous Platinum, High Gold and Special Judges Recognition Awards at state-wide dance competitions in New Jersey. Effusion Dance Collective continues to live by our mission of providing students with a high quality dance education within a learning environment that nurtures creativity, cultivates discipline, and fosters social and artistic growth.
•Excellence: EDC will be a dance center that upholds a standard of excellence in all areas.
•Community: EDC will be an artistic haven within the community. We are committed to creating partnerships and serving the needs of the community at large.
•Skill: EDC will be a center of education where students gain technical skill, discipline and confidence that will help to propel them into their future.
•Leadership: We at EDC will aim to give students the necessary tools, not only to be a well-rounded dancer, but to become problem-solvers, arts advocates and leaders within their communities.
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