brings together intergenerational performers from diverse communities and backgrounds for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance.
More than 150 diverse youth, ages 13-22, participate in this multi-layered program each year.
Program components include:
* Dance Training Intensive in diverse styles
* Cross-cultural workshops and rehearsals
* Youth matinee and public performances
* Year round opportunities to participate in master classes and attend dance performances at the Paramount and Moore Theatres.
Nationally renowned professional guest artists work with local youth and are significant to the program's success and impact. Artists from past years include: Savion Glover, legendary tapper; Joffrey Ballet from Chicago; Abdel Salaam from Forces of Nature in New York; Jamel Gaines from Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn; Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo from Los Angelesand nationally recognized, Seattle-based choreographers Donald Byrd, Sonia Dawkins, Pat Graney and Amy O'Neal.
More information about the program can be found here:
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