Mission

The Loft Practice Organization, Inc. (TLP) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization that provides historical and educational instruction on the various genres and cultures of Urban Dance within urban communities. TLP hosts workshops, lectures, performances and competitive events in New York city and abroad.  The Loft Practice Oganization is highly recognized for its contribution and preservation of urban dance styles practiced during the 1970's, 1980's and early 1990's.

One of it's best known events is The Loft Practice Open Session.  The Practices aims to re-enforce floorwork, power movements, fluidity and dance etiquette.  Many of the movements are inspired by Legendary Dancers from the 1970's - early 1990's who would often be found at various venues such as The Paradise Garage and the Loft.  The Practice aims to not only teach these movements but to also share the history and social etiquette as it relates to the dance and it's current evolution. 

The Loft Practice is also known for it's annual Dance Festival and Competition House Dance International. The three day event features face-to-face dance competitions in the categories of House, Vogue Waacking, Hustle, and Experimental as well as the First Group House Battle (5×5), workshops, film screenings, discussion panels and parties.

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