Crelata Launches New Arts Education Technology Platform
Crelata, an arts education company based in Brooklyn, New York, announced that on September 1st, they will launch their new online dance education platform. This new platform offers sequential on-demand dance classes for students of all ages in an easy-to-use, ad-free format designed for use in K-12 schools or wherever students are taught. The curriculum is also in American Sign Language.
Crelata’s lessons are designed by experienced dance educators and are taught by experts in each dance style. The dance style offerings for the 2022-2023 school year are Salsa and Popping (a form of Hip-Hop). On September 1st, teachers can try the first lesson for free at crelata.com. Access to Crelata will also include “Creative Career Chats,” interviews with creative arts professionals, designed to inspire and enlighten students about careers related to the arts.
Crelata was founded out of one teacher’s struggle to find online dance classes to engage and empower her students. “As a middle school dance teacher in Brooklyn, NY, I wasn’t able to teach my students the styles of dance they so desperately wanted to learn: Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata. I realized the need for culturally relevant and educationally sound online dance lessons designed for kids,” said Ella Rosewood, Founder and CEO of Crelata. “Nothing existed to meet that need, so I built Crelata.”
Crelata’s mission is to make access to arts education more equitable through the use of technology. Dance promotes communication skills, self-expression, and confidence that lasts a lifetime as well as improves physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Still, only 1% of students in the United States participate in dance classes at school (based on the National Arts Education Data Project).
Now, schools can use Crelata to provide these powerful benefits to their students at an affordable cost. “My goal is to help every student be seen, heard, and validated through the arts so they can gain the confidence to chart a future of their own design,” stated Rosewood. “At Crelata, we believe that dance education is essential for every child.”
Learn more about Crelata and sign up for access at crelata.com. You can also follow them on Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook.