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  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre

About Lula Washington Dance Theatre

The Lula Washington Contemporary Dance Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in South Los Angeles. The founding mission is to build a world class contemporary modern dance company that travels worldwide with contemporary modern dance works that reflect African-American history and culture. Our education mission is to create a school in the inner city where young people can learn the art of dance, launch careers in dance, and where dance is used to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they can become successful, productive and competitive citizens. Read more »

News & Updates

Dance News

Kwanzaa Dance Concerts Dec. 28 & 29
Kwanzaa Dance Concerts Dec. 28 & 29

Praised by dance critics as “one of the best dance shows in Los Angeles,” Lula Washington Dance Theatre is presenting its annual [...]

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Dance Company

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Turning 35
Lula Washington Dance Theatre Turning 35

In 1980, when Lula Washington decided to start her own dance company in Los Angeles — many dance experts doubted she could succeed. Af [...]

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Dance School

LWDT Offers Winter Intensive Jan 4 – 8, 2015
LWDT Offers Winter Intensive Jan 4 – 8, 2015

Lula Washington Dance Theatre is offering a four-day winter intensive for young people seriously interested in developing their skills and t [...]

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Youth Dancing

Christmas Get Together at LWDT
Christmas Get Together at LWDT

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) invites its extended dance family to join it for a Festive Holiday Family Gathering and potluck mea [...]

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Press

Lula Washington’s “Random Thoughts” Called “Brilliant” in Review of McCallum Theater Concert in Palm Desert
Lula Washington’s “Random Thoughts” Called “Brilliant” in Review of McCallum Theater Concert in Palm Desert

Lula Washington premiered her new “Random Thoughts” at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert this November. The 45-minute work to music by [...]

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