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Dance School

LWDT Offers Winter Intensive Jan 4 – 8, 2015

LWDT Offers Winter Intensive Jan 4 – 8, 2015

Lula Washington Dance Theatre is offering a four-day winter intensive for young people seriously interested in developing their skills and technique as modern dancers. The workshops will be taught by key LWDT dancers and teachers, and by guest instructor Stephanie Powell, a former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Dance Theater of [...]


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 Dance Theatre on Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 pm. The class is open to all Lula Washington students, and also to parents and friends. Students in the class will learn songs which they will sing in [...]


Festival of Tutus at Dance All Day

Festival of Tutus at Dance All Day

Aspiring ballerinas will perform on stage for the “Festival of Tutu’s” this Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 10 am until noon. The performance features students ages 3 and up who study ballet at Lula Washington Dance Theatre. This is the opening activity for Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s 6th Annual Dance All Day Festival. (See schedule [...]


Open House Kicks Off Fall Class Session With $5 Dance Day!

Open House Kicks Off Fall Class Session With $5 Dance Day!

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) kicks off its Fall Dance Session with an Open House on Saturday, Sept. 6, featuring classes taught by many of its most popular dance instructors. The dance studio will open at 9 am for sign-ups, with classes running hourly from 10 am until 4 pm. For one flat fee of [...]


Youth Recital Moves to Japan America Theatre

Youth Recital Moves to Japan America Theatre

It’s Recital time again! The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) School will present its annual Youth Dance Recital on Saturday, June 14, at 1 pm at the Japan American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), 244 S. San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets), Los Angeles, CA 90012. Each year all students at the LWDT School are encouraged to [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Launches Christmas Performances

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Launches Christmas Performances

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre this year mounted a year-end Christmas dance concert — a departure from its normal practice of only producing its Kwanzaa Festival each year. The concert was held in the dance studio Theater on Dec. 7. It started with one matinee concert focused on the tiny tot students. It quickly sold [...]


Lula Washington Dance Theatre Youth Recital

Lula Washington Dance Theatre  Youth Recital

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre School will present its annual Youth Dance Recital on Saturday, June 22, at 2 pm in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino Community College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506. Using the theme of “Believe”, the concert will focus on more positive and uplifting dance works from a range of [...]


Dance School Prepping for Kwanzaa

Dance School Prepping for Kwanzaa

Students at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre have been super busy. They performed alongside Lula Washington’s adult dancers and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Endeavor to Los Angeles. Then, they performed in our Dance All Day event durinig Taste of Soul. Our youth ensemble performed for the Black [...]


Lula Washington students dance at Space Shuttle Endeavor

Lula Washington students dance at Space Shuttle Endeavor

Students from the Lula Washington Dance Theatre School will perform in front of the Space Shuttle Endeavor on Saturday, Oct. 13 when the shuttle stops briefly on Crenshaw Boulevard at Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Lula’s students will be among more than 100 artists who will perform on a large stage being erected at the [...]


Open House September 8 With $1 Dance Classes

Open House September 8 With $1 Dance Classes

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will present its 2nd Annual “Open House / $1 Dance Day” on Saturday, Sept. 8 for new and returning dance students. “We invite parents to take part in an orientation session that begins sharply at 9 am,” said LWDT Studio Manager Roshada Baldwin. “Celebrate a new season of dance [...]


Youth LIfted Up in June Recital

Youth LIfted Up in June Recital

Students at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre school presented four hours of non-stop high energy, entertaining, and uplifting dance in LWDT’s 2012 Youth Dance Recital at El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium. The concert featured 121 students who showed skills in diverse dance forms ranging from classical ballet to African; hip hop; tap; Caribbean; and modern [...]


Youth Dancers In Action

Youth Dancers In Action

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) Youth Dance Ensemble has been busy all year with concerts around the greater Los Angeles area. LWDT’s African dance students were invited to dance for the second year in a row at the graduation of African-American students from Cal State Los Angeles. The graduation takes place annually at the [...]


Dance All Day at Taste of Soul

Dance All Day at Taste of Soul

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host “Dance All Day” — a full day of outdoor performances, classes and a competition judged by Hollywood dance professionals on Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of the 6th Annual Taste of Soul Festival on Crenshaw Boulevard. The event will take place outdoors in the brick-wall enclosed parking [...]


LWDT offers martial arts for kids

LWDT offers martial arts for kids

Children at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) school can now take martial arts as well as ballet, modern dance, hip hop, African dance, jazz, tap, and voice. The martial arts class is open to boys and girls, ages 5 to 10. It meets Thursdays from 5 pm to 6 pm; and Saturdays from 1pm [...]


2011Youth Dance Recital on June 26th at El Camino College

2011Youth Dance Recital on June 26th at El Camino College

Join us Sunday at 2 p.m. for Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s 2011 Annual Youth Dance Recital!


Kwanzaa Celebration at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

Kwanzaa Celebration at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host its 2011 Kwanzaa Celebration on Thurs. Dec. 29, and Fri., Dec. 30, at 7 pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4718 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90016 (just east of La Brea Ave.). The show will feature African drumming and dancing by Lula Washington’s students, Youth [...]


Fall Dance Classes Underway

Fall Dance Classes Underway

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre – School is back in session with dance classes Mondays through Saturdays for children ages 3 years old up through and including adults. A workshop class is dedicated now to the Youth Dance Ensemble. Youth with an interest in performing are urged to sign up for this workshop. The Youth dancers are [...]


2010 30th Anniversary Youth Recital Photos

2010 30th Anniversary Youth Recital Photos

We have just put up a photo gallery of the 2010 30th Anniversary Youth Recital at El Camino College’s Marsee Auditorium on June 27, 2010. Photos by Osofu Washington and Horasce Medley. All of the students performed wonderfully! Congratulations to all the recital participants for another great year of dance! Click on thumbnail images to [...]


Annual Youth Dance Recital on June 27 at El Camino College

Annual Youth Dance Recital on June 27 at El Camino College

Join us this Sunday at 2 p.m. for Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Youth Dance Recital! Sunday, June 27, 2010 2:00 p.m. at El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90506 El Camino College Center for the Arts Tickets: Until June 26th: Adults $25 / Children $15 At the Door: Adults [...]


2010 Summer Dance Programs

2010 Summer Dance Programs

Our Summer Dance Programs this year will run for 6 weeks, starting on July 12th and ending on August 22nd. Summer Dance Camp Ages 7-13 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This program is designed for youth who love to dance, perform, and want to improve their abilities! The Dance Camp is an intensive 6 weeks of [...]


LWDT Students Rehearse for June Recital

LWDT Students Rehearse for June Recital

Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) students are currently rehearsing for the annual June Youth Recital, which will be held at El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium, on Sunday, June 27th. The recital will feature student dancers ages 3 to adult, performing ballet, modern, hip hop, African and tap dancing. Students from Dorsey High School’s workshop with [...]


Master Class with Ailey II’s Troy Powell

Master Class with Ailey II’s Troy Powell

Master Class with Ailey II’s Associate Artistic Director, Troy Powell Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:30-8:30PM @ LWDT studio $15 for Intermediate/Advanced/Professional dancers, ages 14-adult. LWDT is located at 3773 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA, CA 90016. For more information, call 323-292-LULA (5852). Troy Powell, a native New Yorker, began his dance training at the age of [...]


LWDT Students See “Dance Theatre of Harlem”

LWDT Students See “Dance Theatre of Harlem”

Dance students at Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) got a real treat thanks to Councilmember Bernard Parks — they got to see a performance by Dance Theatre of Harlem.  Councilman Parks  donated 50 free tickets for students at the LWDT school to attend a performance by the famed ballet company at the  University of Southern California Feb. 3, 2010. [...]