What We Do

In Dance Another World, we know that a dance is a story. We read and write our own stories and portray them through creative movement while learning English. Dance Another World uses content-based instruction and total-physical response (TPR) to teach English through the medium of dance.

TPR was created by Dr. James J Asher who suggests it can be used to teach and practice many things including:

  • Vocabulary connected with actions
  • Tenses (past/present/future)
  • Classroom language
  • Instructions and storytelling.

Content-based instruction, according to the Internet TESL Journal, is a “teaching method that emphasizes learning about something rather than learning about language.”

Where We Serve

Our curriculum is offered as an afterschool program in the Austin Independent School District, where our instructors assist in homework help, and we provide a nutritious snack to our students at the end of our classes.

Dance Another World also serves students from SafePlace and offers classes to the refugee community. We are always excited to offer workshops with new organizations, like we have with Girls Empowerment Network and El Buen Samaritano. For a full list of our allies, please visit our Partners and Sponsors page. If you are interested in hosting a workshop for your organization, please contact us.

T.A. Brown Elementary School

Perez Elementary School

Govalle Elementary School

Rodriguez Elementary School

Widen Elementary School

Houston Elementary School

Cedars International Academy

International High School

Safe Place

Girls Empowerment Network

El Buen Samaritano

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Refugee Services of Texas

Caritas of Austin

Virginia Brown Recreation Center

Montopolis Neighborhood Center

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