Photo by Dale Andree

NWD Projects

The mission of NWD Projects, Inc. is to promote dance as a voice for environmental awareness through collaborations with the artistic, educational and environmental communities.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead


Dance the Vote

September 21 – 26, 2020
National Water Dance is excited to collaborate with Jamē McCray’s Dance the Vote, a week long dance challenge on Instagram and Facebook illustrating your reason for voting, asking you to answer the question “What are you voting for”? We’re challenging you to get registered, committed, and ready to vote in this most important presidential election. Watch Jamē McCray’s video introduction to the challenge.

Participating is simple, here’s how it works:

  1. Learn the shared movement phrase based on “I vote for our voices to be heard”
  2. Add your movement based on “I vote for____”
  3. Perform the shared movement phrase (and verbalize it or include it as a caption) and follow with your movement
  4. Post it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #DANCEtheVOTE
  5. Tag your friends and challenge them to keep it going!


Michelle Grant-Murray and Dale Andree at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park


NWD Projects is proud to be the organizing institution for National Water Dance nationwide. Every location has its own organizer and choreographer. Here in Miami it began with myself and Michelle Grant-Murray, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Dance at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus who assisted me in this year’s National Water Dance/Miami. As we planned and organized for our performance on Historic Virginia Key Beach as part of MDC Live Arts EcoCultura Fest, we had to do a 180 degree turn and set our “sites” on the two-dimensional world of ZOOM!

Read more about Miami’s part in National Water Dance 2020.








NWD Projects, “National Water Dance 2020” is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and MDC Live Arts.

NWD Projects is committed to providing disability accommodations for all of our events and performances. We believe that the arts are enhanced and enriched when all community members have the ability to participate. Please contact us for more information or to request specific accommodations.