GRASS ROOTS DANCE THEATRE INC.

     Dance is 4 Life

ARTS AS A MEANS OF HEALING-ARTS ADVOCACY FOR AT RISK YOUTHS    
 



These workshops involves a Multicultural Stage Performance Presentation and  the Education of a Performance behind the Scenes that includes: Dance, Drums,  Percussion's, Costume Making, Masque Making, Poetry, Theatre, Stage Crew,  and other Arts Programs.  These workshops targets our grassroots children from low to moderate income families.

Many children and youths in the grassroots community don't have the opportunity to participate in a regular weekly dance or music program due to the extra expense for their   families. Our workshop involves  all of our youths and children in various Communities in the State of California at no cost .  Many of the costumes, percussion, drums, and educational aids including instructions are free and handed down thou generations to share.

The Arts Advocacy for At Risk Youth is a multidisciplinary performance arts workshop where our grass roots children have the opportunity to participate, perform, and learn the various disciplines  of the performing arts.These workshops add creativity, embraces arts education, provide joy and healing to the lives and personalities of our children.

  •  DANCE-MODERN-BALLET-HIP HOP-TAP-WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE

 

The Djembe Drum is made out of goat skin, and tree stump and is shape

  • Performance at the Orange Blossom Festival in Riverside California  sponsored by the Riverside Arts Council, and Riverside Philharmonic Orchestra. 
WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES:
  • Drumming-West African Djembe-Dun-Jun-Congas-Log Drums
  • Percussion's-Shaker a'-Wood Blocks-Chimes-Bells
  • World Music-Spiritual-Jazz-Hip Hop-Rhythm-Blues-Folklore
  • Theatre-Stage Direction-Stage Crew- Movement Improvisation
  • Poetry Writing -Rap-Performance
  • Choreography-Creating Movement & Explore Dance in a group
  • Performance: Live Stage Performance-Performance Workshops
  • Wardrobe Crew: Assistance with costumes- Making Grass skirts and Head Dress-Jewelry

           

        AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS 

  •      Basic Dance Technique that includes Ballet Fundamentals
  •       Creative Movement
  •       Improves-creating your own dance 
  •       Stretch and Flex is conditioning your body
  •       Choreography creating dances in groups
  •       Developing shapes and movement patterns
  •       Performances
  •       Arts and Crafts
  •       Costume Design
  •       Masque Making
  •       Drums and Percussion's

 

    AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOP PERFORMANCES COSTUMES PROVIDED BY G.R.D.T

  • Explore Choreography during a performance 
  • Performance energy and stage presence 
  • Working togeather as a group or unit
  • Demonstrate movements learned 

Many of these workshops are based on healing and calming the spirit while learning and exploring movement. A therapeutic technique to help our youths express themselves and build confidence. This part of our workshop is entitled Arts as a Means of Healing developed in 1992 in Los Angeles California by Ms. Felicia Spears, Executive Artistic Director.  The Arts as a Means of Healing works hand and hand with the Arts Advocacy for at Risk Youth Performing Arts workshop,


Please call (951)355-5757 

Ask for Ms. Felicia Spears

 


The photo above was taken at the Marriott Hotel in Inglewood California where our dance and drum workshop had the opportunity to perform.           

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