Dance for World Community (DWC) is a partnership-based initiative that amplifies the connective power of dance to unify and strengthen our local communities.

Created by José Mateo Ballet Theatre in 2008, Dance for World Community recognizes dance as a vastly underutilized medium not only for personal development but also for creating stronger community cohesion and raising awareness about social issues that matter to all communities around the world. JMBT created DWC in order to:

  • Provide new structures for programs to engage and serve local communities through dance in more inclusive ways, and
  • Raise awareness on a more global level about the medium’s powerful, yet untapped, potential to address social issues that concern us all, in ways that simultaneously build strong community cohesion.

14th Annual Dance for World Community Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2024 • Harvard Square, Cambridge

Purchase a raffle ticket at the info booth or with our volunteers floating around the festival grounds for a chance to win swag, gift cards, class packs, gift baskets, and more from your favorite Cambridge-based businesses and restaurants!

$25 giftcards to Flour Bakery + Cafe

Climbing passes and prize pack to Central Rock Gym

$25 giftcards to Bon Me

3 class packs to The Handle Bar

Dinner for 4 voucher to The Charles Hotel

$25 giftcards to Teddy Shoes

Prize pack from Harvard Book Store

$25 giftcards to Nüssli118°

Gift baskets featuring beauty products, snacks, and more!

Dance for World Community is a program under José Mateo Ballet Theatre.