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Ex-Lead Soloist of the Royal Ballet Taught at LWDT this Summer

We just wrapped up our six-week summer programs, including Creative Expressions Dance Camp, Youth and Teen/Adult Intensives.

Creative Expressions is recreational, cultural enrichment. It offers an introduction to dance for beginners and for those with some experience. Students took dance classes for eight hours every day with a culminating showcase at the end. We had many different classes available this summer, including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, African, Contemporary, and a class where the students were able to create their own choreography! We also had some special workshops in Caribbean, Latin, and a week-long Cheer Camp Intensive. We did more than dance this summer, we went on field trips to Leimert Park where students participated in the LA Commons, Day of the Ancestors and Festival of Masks with self-made pieces of art and masks. We went to Zuma Beach, and the California African American Museum where students learned about the LA 1992 Up-Rising.

We were very excited to welcome Jerry Douglas to LWDT this summer! Jerry was the first African-American lead soloist in the Royal Ballet and he came to LWDT this summer to teach ballet to students in our Youth and Teen/Adult Intensives. Even some of the LWDT ballet teachers were wishing they could take lessons from him! We look forward to his limited time with us in the fall, so listen up for listings of special classes and workshops!

Other Intensive guests include:

Royce Zachary, coordinator of Dance for Howard University, member of IABD

Saroya Corbitt, PhD Candidate, UCLA, Certified Dunham Instructor, member of IABD

Jan Blunt, Certified Dunham instructor, member of IABD

Jahanna Blunt, West African Dance

Join us for our Annual OPEN HOUSE @ LULA’S Saturday September 9th, 2017! Sample classes for free, register, audition for Ensemble and Class Placement, (to be moved from one level to the next), and see a performance by the professional company! Check out the company before they hit the road!

Fall classes begin on Monday September 10, 2017!

LWDT boasts three performance Ensembles. Each group performs through-out the year and within the greater Los Angeles area in a range of civic, cultural and community events. These students also represent LWDT, beyond Los Angeles at Festivals and conferences in California and nationally.

Lula Washington Children’s Jazz Dance Ensemble students ages 9 – 16 Intermediate-Advanced students who show a passion for dance and who want to perform. Must be an LWDT student for consideration.

Youth Dance Ensemble is made up of LWDT students ages 12 – 18 intermediate to advanced levels.

Professional Development/Studio Ensemble consist of young adults age 16 – 26 who with years of training and a desire to have a professional career in dance. These students Apprentice with our professional touring company. They are invited to perform with the company at in local and some out of town performances.

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