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  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
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  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
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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!! Offers Exceptional Events
Dance All Day!! Offers Exceptional Events

For the sixth year in a row, Lula Washington Dance Theatre offered a full day of dance performances; dance classes; children’s play ar [...]

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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

Voice Lessons with Abraham McDonald
Voice Lessons with Abraham McDonald

Abraham McDonald, who won Oprah Winfrey’s Karaoke Challenge singing contest in 2009, is teaching voice lessons at Lula Washington Danc [...]

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Youth Dancing

Kwanzaa Preparations Underway
Kwanzaa Preparations Underway

Students at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) school are rehearsing for this year’s Kwanzaa performances which are scheduled fo [...]

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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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