Cora Dance

Cora Dance is a Red Hook, Brooklyn-based non-profit organization that offers exceptional free and pay-what-you-can dance training programs. In addition to in-studio and offsite satellite programs, Cora invests deeply in the lives of young artists through Youth Advancement Programs including pre-professional and professional training programs as well as performances, internships, and paid apprenticeships. Meringoff funding supports the continued growth of Cora's Youth Advancement Programs, allowing the organization to formalize a model for sustainable, long-term success and deep investment in talented young artists. 

“As a low-income working parent, it was difficult to find an afterschool program that my daughter would love and that I could afford. Cora has opened the doors to parents like me and provided an environment where my child can explore her creative side and absolutely love it. The staff are so hands-on with the kids and the community, they're caring and they make themselves available whenever I need them. I am beyond satisfied with all Cora does with the children as well as for us, the parents. I am extremely thankful.”