If Cities Could Dance

Dancers from cities across the United States reclaim their neighborhoods through movement


  • Hip Hop Dance Legend Rennie Harris Shares Five Major Moments

    Hip hop dance legend Rennie Harris highlights notable experiences in his dance career.
  • Philadelphia’s House Dancers Preserve the Soul of the Scene

    Like the signature Philly sound, the city has moves with soul.
  • How Hula Dancers Connect Hawaii’s Past and Present

    Hula instructor Snowbird Puananiopaokalani Bento teaches the story behind hula dance.
  • How Black Roller Skaters Carry Forward LA's Iconic Scene

    LA Black skaters push the culture forward amidst a pandemic and economic downturn.
  • Boogaloo: The Dance That Defined Oakland's Culture

    Originators of Oakland's 1970s funk boogaloo reflect on the birth and impact of the dance
  • LGBTQ+ Choreographer Amit Patel is Changing Bollywood Dance

    Dancer Amit Patel is reinventing Bollywood dance for queer expression
  • J-Setting: From Southern HBCUs to the Clubs of Atlanta

    The Dance Champz of Atlanta want to take this underground LGBTQ+ dance to the next level.
  • Zydeco in Houston: Black Cowboys, Trail Rides & Creole Roots

    Once known as La-la, Zydeco dance and music thrives in Houston

About If Cities Could Dance

Every city has its rhythm—every dancer, their street. Step into the shoes of dancers from across the country who dare to imagine what it would look like if their city could dance. Performing on street corners and other unconventional settings, each episode tells an intimate, personal story about the artists and their deep-rooted connections to community.