Mission / History

Mission

The Movement Performing Arts Conservatory is committed to making a positive impact and providing a world-class experience.  We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts to unify, strengthen, and inspire our community.

 

MPAC welcomes the community into an open, friendly, and respectful environment. It stands committed against all forms of discrimination and believes that all individuals should have the chance to experience codified training.

During the summer of 2004, Danielle Hayes and Kamille Innerarity opened their initial doors to the residents of the Germantown section of Philadelphia and surrounding communities Called Philly Movements. The program began as an operation through a partnership with Germantown Settlement’s Beacon Program within the city. The Beacon Center provided an After School Program for school-aged children, ages 5 to 13, who enrolled at the ADA Lewis Elementary. The program offered a proactive and engaging environment for students, while providing ease and convenience for working parents seeking for affordable childcare during after-school hours. Philly Movements’ partnership with the Beacon Program afforded them the opportunity to only provide a care-free after school program, but to introduce the community to dance education. In keeping with this same motivation, MPAC welcomes the community into a friendly and respectful environment. It stands committed against all forms of discrimination and believes that all individuals should have the chance to experience world-class dance training. Classes have been devised to encourage all ages, levels and generations of movers. Ranging from introductory classes to advance, the community will have the opportunity to engage in dance amongst some of the East coast’s top instructors and Master teachers. Classes have been designed to uplift, motivate, and encourage community members to move as freely as they see fit within a positive learning environment.

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