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

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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  In Concert with Ponybox Dance @  Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Lula Washington Dance Theatre  In Concert with Ponybox Dance @  Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

One evening. Two dance companies. Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will perform in a shared dance concert with Ponybox Dance Theatre on  [...]

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Dance School

Dance All Day – 2015 @ Taste of Soul
Dance All Day – 2015 @ Taste of Soul

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will offer a full day of free dance performances, classes, spoken word, music, and fun activities for chil [...]

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Youth Dancing

Recital Saturday, June 13, 3pm @ Japan America Theatre
Recital Saturday, June 13, 3pm @ Japan America Theatre

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre will hold its 2015 Youth Dance Recital on Saturday, June 13 @ 3 pm at the Aratani Japan America Theatre lo [...]

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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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