Federal Dance Project

   The Federal Dance Project was one of the projects funded under Federal One to provide employment for out-of-work dancers. It established three dance units in 1936 to employ 185 dancers. Despite its many internal and external difficulties, the project did bring dance performance to a wider public and also provided dance lessons for many people. Charges of left-wing sympathies led to the end of the project in 1940.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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