LEARN TO CREATE A DANCE WITH MISTY COPELAND
Explore the power of dance to express who you are and what you care about. Misty Copeland, the first Black female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, guides you through the process. If you’re a student age 21 or younger, this challenge is for you—whether you’re an experienced dancer or just getting started. The world needs your ideas, your commitment, your art. Start here with the XQ Dance and Activism Challenge.
THE STEPS: Here’s What You’ll Do
JOIN THE CHALLENGE
Sign up to express yourself through dance and movement. We’ll notify you when the Challenge launches.
CREATE YOUR DANCE
Watch videos, dig into resources, and learn from Misty Copeland as she leads you through the process.
SUBMIT YOUR DANCE
Upload your dance and artist statement.
WATCH AND VOTE
Check out dances from others, share your feedback.
Get comments from the community. Top entries get feedback from Misty Copeland.
EARN THE XQ DANCE AND ACTIVISM BADGE
Upon completion, you will earn the XQ Dance and Activism badge!
ABOUT MISTY COPELAND
Misty Copeland made history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer. Misty’s passion is giving back. She has worked with many charitable organizations and is dedicated to giving her time to work with and mentor young girls and boys.