Friday, December 16, 2022

K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe is thrilled to announce that we’re a recipient of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs’ Cultural Development Fund (CDF)! This year, over $58 million was awarded to more than 1,000 cultural groups across the five boroughs, representing an investment made on behalf of all New Yorkers in these organizations - including us - and our work.

With record funding from Mayor Eric Adams and City Council, DCLA awarded the most funding to the largest-ever number of cultural organizations, which include major boosts for smaller groups and organizations led by people of color, as well as groups that are receiving City support for the first time. For us, this CDF grant will support our Weekly Arts in Education Dance program. You can read more about this year’s CDF awards at

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

K.S. J.A.M.M Dance Troupe awarded $59,500 by the New York State Council on the Arts

Brooklyn, NY – K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe announced today grant awards totaling $59,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s historic investment for the arts, NYSCA has awarded $90 million since Spring 2022 to a record number of artists and organizations across the state.

Governor Kathy Hochul said, “As a cultural capital of the world, New York State is strengthened by our expansive coverage of the arts across all 62 counties. This year's historic commitment to the arts sector will spur our continuing recovery from the pandemic and set the course for a stronger future."

NYSCA Executive Director Mara Manus said, “We are immensely grateful to Governor Hochul and the Legislature for their unprecedented investment of $240 million to support arts organizations across the state. New York State arts organizations such as K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe are the cornerstone of our vibrant arts economy. As crucial drivers of our health and vitality, we are grateful to the unwavering dedication of arts workers across the state.”

NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls said, “On behalf of the entire Council, I congratulate K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe on this grant award. Their creative work provides the benefits of the arts to both their community and all of New York. Arts organizations are essential, leading our tourism economy and fueling sectors such as hospitality, transit, and Main Streets across our state. “

About the New York State Council on the Arts

NYSCA preserves and advances the arts and culture that make New York State an exceptional place to live, work and visit. NYSCA upholds the right of all New Yorkers to experience the vital contributions the arts make to our communities, education, economic development, and quality of life. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, NYSCA will award record funding in FY 2023, providing support across the full breadth of the arts.

NYSCA further advances New York's creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, NYSCA is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit, and follow NYSCA's Facebook page, Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.

March 15, 2020

We appreciate all your patience and continued commitment as we have been monitoring the situation

around COVID-19. We want to reassure you that K.S. J.A.M.M. keeps your health, safety and well-being

at our top priority during these difficult times.

As a precautionary measure, we have decided to cancel all classes and studio rentals through

August 31, 2020! We will continue to monitor the situation regarding the virus and the state of NYC and will keep you informed.

Thank you

October 9, 2017

K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe Performs on Harry TV!

May 13, 2017

Founder & Executive Director Kashani Stokley was honored at the

Soul Tigers Music & Arts Program's Champions of the Arts Fundraising Gala

October 3, 2016

Founder & Executive Director Kashani Stokley had the honor and privilege of meeting Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson who visited K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe's studio!

November 15, 2015

K.S J.A.M.M. Dance Mom's Fundraiser

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presents

Founder & Executive Director Kashani Stokley

with a Citation for K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe's 27 years of service!

June 18, 2015

Brianna of the Advanced Group performed on Good Day NY!