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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 areas; booths; free food giveaways; a fitness work-out session; and special events as part of its annual Dance All Day!!! festival. The event happened outside in the Dance Theatre’s parking lot at the [...]


“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 outdoor parking lot stage at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street. It will feature a a full day of free dance performances, a New Orleans Second Line band; a [...]


2014 Summer Showcase Shows New Talent

2014 Summer Showcase Shows New Talent

A group of sixty children showed off their dance moves at the 2014 Summer Dance Intensive culminating showcase at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Many of the dances featured seasoned young performers, while others shined a light on new beginners. Either way, the concert demonstrated just how much the children learned during the six week [...]


Lula Washington Receives Ujamaa Cooperative Economics Recognition Award in Honor of her Community Service Work

Lula Washington Receives Ujamaa Cooperative Economics Recognition Award in Honor of her Community Service Work

Lula Washington was honored with a “Ujamaa” Cooperative Economics award from the Christ Liberation Ministries Ujima Collective. The event took place on Sunday, Dec. 29 during the morning worship service. Minister Bolanile Paggett, leader of the Izibongo Praise Dancers, praised Lula for her dance studio’s consistent celebration of Kwanzaa over the years, and also for [...]


Lula Washington to Receive UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Her Three Decades of Dance Work

Lula Washington to Receive UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Her Three Decades of Dance Work

More than three decades ago Lula Washington applied for admission to the UCLA Dance Department and had to fight her way in. On May 17, 2013, Lula Washington will receive UCLA’s Chancellor’s Award — the highest honor that UCLA awards its alumni. Lula is being honored in the category of Community Service, for her work [...]


Lula Washington Wins New Awards

Lula Washington Wins New Awards

Lula Washington has been honored with the National Dance Association’s 2011 Heritage Award — the highest recognition given by the organization which represents dance educators nationwide. Lula was recognized  at the associatiion’s national convention in San Diego on March 30, 2011, for developing young dancers at her inner city school in South Los Angeles and for [...]


Lula Washington Receives “Accolade Award — For Women Who Inspire Us!”

Lula Washington Receives “Accolade Award — For Women Who Inspire Us!”

Attorneys for major corporations in Southern California presented Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) Artistic Director Lula Washington with their 2010 “Accolade Award — A Salute to Women Who Inspire Us.” Lula accepted the award at the 7th annual Accolades Reception June 24 at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica. The event was sponsored by [...]


Lula Nominated for Fred & Adele Astaire Award

Lula Nominated for Fred & Adele Astaire Award

Lula Washington has been nominated in New York City for the 28th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Award (formerly known as the Astaire Award) for her choreography of the feature film, AVATAR. The Award honors excellence in dance and choreography for stage and in film. James Cameron (above) and his team searched the US for a [...]


LWDT Celebrated 30th Anniversary with Retrospective Performance at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

LWDT Celebrated 30th Anniversary with Retrospective Performance at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre presented its 30th Anniversary Dance Concert at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University on May 15, 2010 before an enthusiastic crowd that stood up and applauded each of the new 2010 works presented by the Company in the first half of the show. Those works included: www.connections.2010 by Lula Washington; “Love [...]


New Website!

New Website!

Welcome to the new Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s new, updated website! We’re very excited to launch this new site, which will have more announcements, news, and photos than our old website. We hope this website will keep you updated with the latest information about the company and school. Here is a brief introduction: The “News” section [...]