Dance Project offers Annual Community Outreach Program and Performances

The Dance Project is holding its annual free African Drumming and Dancing Workshop at Brown Recreation Center from July 10-August 4, 2017. The participants will meet for two hours each afternoon (3-5pm) for three weeks. During the fourth week, the first week of August, the students will be displaying all they have learned in a series of free performances held throughout Greensboro. The public is invited to join us for the Thursday and Friday performances, which will be family-friendly and fun for all ages.

The workshop will be led by Wesley Williams, the director of Suah African Dance Theatre. He is an experienced dancer, drummer, and teacher, and has led similar workshops with the Dance Project in the past. In this workshop, each participating child will have the chance to learn the rhythms and hand patterns to several songs on the drums, as well as the songs and dances that go to each rhythm. The program also encourages the creative gifts of the children, and emphasizes respect for teachers, parents, and for themselves. This workshop is a great opportunity for all children, boys and girls, to learn about themselves and West African drumming, dancing, and culture. Participation in the workshop is free, but space is limited and participants who are NOT registered for summer camp at Brown Rec Center are responsible for transportation to and from all performances. For more information or to register, visit Brown Recreation Center, or call Dance Project at 336-373- 2727. Register by July 10.

 

 

The scheduled performances are listed below:

Performance #1

Location: Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA

2630 E Florida St, Greensboro 27401

Date and time: Tuesday, August 1 at 4:00pm

*Limited to YMCA summer campers*

Performance #2

Heritage Greens Retirement Community

801 Meadowood Street, Greensboro, NC 27409

Date and time: Wednesday, August 2 at 4:00pm

*Limited to Heritage Greens residents*

Performance #3

Brown Recreation Center

302 E. Vandalia Rd, Greensboro 27406

Date and time: Thursday, August 3 at 4:00pm

Free and open to the public

Performance #4

Location: LeBauer Park Stage

200 N. Davie St, downtown GSO

Date and time: Friday, August 4 at 5:30pm

Free and open to the public

 

Dance Project has received a $5000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of its Community Outreach Programs, which include this annual Dancing and Drumming program. Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

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