ABOUT PHOENIX FIRE

Liberate Artists is a dance and performing arts organization that builds confidence and promotes social growth in young people. Phoenix Fire is Liberate Artists' magical and momentous NYC experience where all dancers are welcomed. Classes, Q&A with our Faculty, an original Broadway-style performance, and so much more to look forward to at Phoenix Fire!

HOW WE COMMIT TO INCLUSION


1. ACCESS CHECK-INS

Every Liberate Artists experience includes an Access Check-In which, "allows people to share any access needs they might have if they feel comfortable." (Disability Intersectionality Summit)

We check in with our registrants to meet their needs and provide reasonable accommodations because all bodies are dancing bodies if they want and choose to be.


2. USE OF PRONOUNS AND DANCER'S NAMES

At every Liberate Artists experience, we create name tags with dancers’ pronouns and preferred names because every dancer should know that their identities are worth respect and acknowledgment.


3. BUILDING REST INTO OUR SCHEDULE

Recovery is an important component of building strong and healthy dancers. We include rest during our longer experiences to allow dancers to recover from movement and partner with organizations such as Doctors For Dancers to further reduce the risk of injury.


4. DEEA SAFETY TIPLINE

We also partner with our sibling organization, Dance Education Equity Association, to ensure that our experiences are always growing to be safer, more equitable, and more inclusive. Our teaching artists go through training to reduce the risk of harm and we utilize the DEEA Safety Tipline as a resource for safety. It’s an anonymous (if you’d like) tipline where folks can submit any instances of harm they may have endured at a Liberate Artists experience. This tipline was created to reduce the risk of harm from bullying, racism, discrimination, othering, and abuse of any kind. We’ve implemented policies, inspired by transformative justice practices, to work with students who have been harmed and/or causing harm.



Phoenix Fire has three programs based on level of intensity!

SPARK

IGNITE

BLAZE

 

Join us this summer in the
greatest city in the world!