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  • 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

“Dance All Day!” Saturday, Aug. 18
“Dance All Day!” Saturday, Aug. 18

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host its “Dance All Day!” festival on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 am to 7 pm on its outd [...]

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Dance Company

Lula Washington Taking Kwanzaa on the Road
Lula Washington Taking Kwanzaa on the Road

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is scheduled to take excerpts from its Kwanzaa Celebration on the road in 2015 as part of its 35th anniver [...]

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Dance School

Festival of Tutus at Dance All Day
Festival of Tutus at Dance All Day

Aspiring ballerinas will perform on stage for the “Festival of Tutu’s” this Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 10 am until noo [...]

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Youth Dancing

Recital and Summer Very Busy for Lula Washington Students
Recital and Summer Very Busy for Lula Washington Students

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre School completed its first ever Youth Recital at the Japan America Theater on June 14, filling the theater [...]

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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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