Borinquen Dance Theatre | Kids Out and About Rochester

Borinquen Dance Theatre

121 N Fitzhugh St Suite 303
Rochester , NY , 14614 43° 9' 27.1044" N, 77° 36' 59.0148" W
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Lilliana Sherwood
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Borinquen Dance Theatre was founded by Nydia Padilla-Rodríguez, M. Ed,, in 1981 and strives to improve the lives and academic outcomes of youths through its mission: “Building the Desire to Succeed through the Discipline of Dance.”

“It’s not just about dance: It’s Freedom through Discipline”The Mission of Borinquen Dance Theatre:+ To offer a diverse range of youth, many from economically challenged families, the opportunity to develop and practice discipline through the mental andphysical training afforded by a rigorous holistic dance program.  + To cultivate leadership skills and teamwork through training, structure, cultural education and positive role models.+ To foster excellence through high expectations while balancing the demands of academic success with the methods of a disciplined rehearsal, training and performance program.Borinquen Dance Theatre has also been the recipient of such awards as the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester’s “Distinguished Cultural Organization of the Year” Award and the “Tony and Dee Spirit Award”. Nydia Padilla-Rodríguez foundedBorinquen Dance Theatre in 1981, making it one of the region's oldest Latino cultural arts institutions.

Arts: Performance, Exercise & Health

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