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African American Dance Ensemble

Assembly Performance

  • Dance

Service Description

The African American Dance Ensemble’s mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American dance and music through research, education and entertainment. With the motto, “Peace, love, respect for everybody,” the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values as resources to encourage interracial cooperation and cross-cultural understanding. Towards this end, the Ensemble develops partnerships and collaborations with community programs and resources, conducts residencies and workshops in diverse settings, and offers apprenticeships with emerging performers to enhance their artistic skills and capacities. Assembly Performance: Dancing for Healing - Respecting Culture / Beat Street - History of the Drum (K-12) Assembly Performance - Breaking Chains This program teaches our youth how to break the chains of self doubt, low self esteem. How to deal with bullying and day to day situations in school, in their homes and in their community. It teaches them how to reach out for help and respect their culture and celebrate who they are. To understand that they are not alone and together we can move forward and break away from those negative influences. Grade Levels K-12 Maximums 1,500 Students, 45-50 minutes, 2/day Special Populations Special needs students Technical Requirements Microphone and 3 chairs Total Fee 1 performance- $1,900 / 2 performances (same day and same school)- $3,500 Website http://https//

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