3773 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
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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

Lula Washington Chosen for Honor @ Torch Awards
Lula Washington Chosen for Honor @ Torch Awards

Lula Washington was selected to join the Reverend Cecil “Chip” Murray and the Toyota Motor Company for special recognition at the 2015 T [...]

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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

Summer Dance Programs for Beginner Thru Advanced Students
Summer Dance Programs for Beginner Thru Advanced Students

Enrollment is open for two distinct Summer Dance programs at Lula Washington Dance Theatre — one for newer dancers just starting out, [...]

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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 Dance Theatre show at NJPAC has powerful civil rights theme
Lula Washington Dance Theatre show at NJPAC has powerful civil rights theme

By: Robert Johnson | February 28, 2015 | NJ Arts Dance is an art form that trades in fantasies. The sight of beautiful bodies soaring, or nu [...]

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