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About The Best Foot Forward (BFF) Program

Focused on students in Long Beach, Los Angeles and New York city public schools, the Best Food Forward program provides free professional dance instruction, performance tickets and other opportunities for aspiring dancers. Classes include offerings specific to the needs of neurodiverse and differently abled youth. Our annual event, International Children's Dance Day, is a glorious celebration of children and the arts, held in the Rose Garden at Exposition Park.

What started with providing classes for 800 youth at an elementary school in 2012, has grown to include more than 5000 students in 2019.

Experience the joy of creative exploration and reflective processing with our stellar teaching artists, for classes held during or after school hours.  Our  K–12 curricula meet or exceed the National Core Arts Standards for Dance, as well as the NY State Learning Standards for the Arts.We design the residency to suit the needs of the partner school, creating a customized plan for the school year in collaboration with the administration and site faculty.

Pony Box has a long history of providing quality instruction in parks and community centers for all ages of youth, from Pre-K to high school.   We work together with our partner organizations to create the best possible learning environment.  We have experience producing both student and company performances in park settings.

Artists in the School

Pony in the Park


To learn more or inquire about our offerings, please contact

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