Free-for-all dance class Meet the movement’s Eddy Rosales Chavez – Times Square Chronicles
Startup guru Ryan Breslow and Eddy Rosales Chavez are bringing their nonprofit, The Movement, to New York, and it doesn’t stop there. “We won’t stop until the whole world dances.”
T2C spoke to Mr. Chavez and learned more.
The Movement has a simple mission: to unite the world through dance. By partnering with local dance teachers and dance studios, The Movement brings free dance lessons to the Miami and New York communities. The Movement covers the costs, removing financial barriers and expanding access to the benefits of dance for all.
In March 2021, there were free dance lessons for people in Miami. Now the team has brought The Movement to New York. The NYC chapter currently offers eight classes per week and is located in all five boroughs. Dance teachers from local communities teach introductory classes in a wide variety of dance styles, such as Zumba, hip hop, ballroom and jazz funk. Classes are completely free to participants and are open to all skill levels.
“Through dancing, you learn to have more confidence. You have to physically stand up, go in front of people, and move your body. If you can do that, you can do anything. I feel like this is what the world needs. We need to encourage people to stand up and stand in front of people, look stupid and not hide.
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