Dance Theatre Etcetera’s arts education programs provide rigorous instruction in performing arts and digital media. They emphasize collaboration, critical thinking and engagement.

Employing an arsenal of techniques from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to documentary filmmaking, youth are encouraged to challenge themselves and their peers to become active participants in their schools, their communities and in determining the direction of their own lives as they develop their skills as socially engaged artists.

DTE staff & teaching artists work closely with schools on long-term partnerships. We believe in the “co-intentional” classroom- where the goals of teachers, students, teaching artists, and administration are all aligned to achieve success through teaching and learning in the arts.

DTE offers several programs: Performing Arts in Action (including Spoken Word Poetry, Theater, and Dance), Digital Arts in Action (including Documentary Film-making, Radio/Audio Production, and mixed digital media), and Theatre for Language Learners (using applied theatre and playwriting to improve reading, writing and speaking skills for English Language Learners).

In School

East Brooklyn Community High School

South Brooklyn Community High School

Rockaway Park High School

Park East High School

Wings Academy


Community Based

In Transition Theatre

Digital Bootcamp

In Transition: Media


After School

PS 15 CASA Program

Urban Assembly


Learn more about DTE here.