Dance Can Change Lives!
The influence of dance within the African Diaspora can be recognized in its past and present traditions in our society. The movement and the stories behind all dances within the Diaspora makes known a common past and stimulates a shared sense of values and beliefs. The purpose of the Dance/Drum Program is to expose our youth and aspiring artists to the history of dance within the African Diaspora. The program creates a dance foundation with an education in African, Hip Hop and Modern dance forms. While African dance engenders a sense of belonging and a holistic means of developing identity, Afro-Modern dance allows for a fusion of polyrhythms and steps drawn from ancient ceremonial dances and Western-style dance forms. Hip Hop Dance has evolved and developed into one of the most exciting and positive forms of dance today, making it a perfect compliment to both African and Afro-Modern techniques.