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Youth Dancing

Kwanzaa Preparations Underway

Kwanzaa Preparations Underway

Students at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) school are rehearsing for this year’s Kwanzaa performances which are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 29 at 3 pm. The performances will be held at the LWDT studio, 3773 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90016. It will feature a community of [...]


Recital and Summer Very Busy for Lula Washington Students

Recital and Summer Very Busy for Lula Washington Students

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre School completed its first ever Youth Recital at the Japan America Theater on June 14, filling the theater with a warm and appreciative audience that admired just about everything that it saw. And they saw a lot. Students soared and leaped across the stage in virtually every kind of dance [...]


Lula Washington’s Harambee Suite Wins Three Standing Ovations at its Three-Day Kwanzaa Festival

Lula Washington’s Harambee Suite Wins Three Standing Ovations at its Three-Day Kwanzaa Festival

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) school and company members completed three days of Kwanzaa concerts at its Dance Studio Theater on Crenshaw Boulevard before full house audiences that gave the shows standing ovations each and every night. LWDT’s performers brought each audience to its feet nightly with their rousing Harambee Suite which comprised the [...]


Kwanzaa 2013

Kwanzaa 2013

Celebrate the Festival of Kwanzaa with three special dance performances at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Crenshaw from Friday through Sunday, December 27, 28, 29, 2013!


Youth Dancers Well Received in LA Dance Festival

Youth Dancers Well Received in LA Dance Festival

By Laura Bleiberg April 14, 2013, 2:59 p.m.(excerpted from original in L.A. Times) The L.A. Dance Festival materialized in early 2012 out of a frankly chauvinistic fervor to highlight the best homegrown companies together in performance. In unity there is strength, the thinking goes — although sampler programs, with their 10-minute snatches of choreography, have [...]


Ailey alum teaches free dance classes at Lula’s

Ailey alum teaches free dance classes at Lula’s

Andre Tyson, a former leading dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, is teaching free weekly dance classes at Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT). Tyson is on the dance faculty at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) where he is also an Assistant Dean. Cal Arts is offering the free classes at [...]


Youth Recital June 24

Youth Recital June 24

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) will host its annual Youth Dance Recital on Sunday, June 24 at 2 pm in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College, located at 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance CA 90506. This is a crowd-pleasing family friendly event that annually draws over 1,200 audience members — including people who have [...]


Youth Perform in Sacred Music Festival

Youth Perform in Sacred Music Festival

Lula Washington Dance Theatre’s Youth Dance Ensemble will perform as part of the World Sacred Music Festival’s “Emerging Voices, Spirit of the Child” concert at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (home of Ebony Repertory Theatre) on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 4 to 6 pm. The dancers will perform to music played live by children [...]


Students from the Lula Washington Dance Theatre School warmed hearts of more than 1,000 people who attended the school’s annual recital on Sunday, June 26 at the Marsee Auditorium inside El Camino College. Long time audience members who had been seeing the kids dance for years, said it was the best Recital ever. Some 150 [...]


Youth Dancers Triumph at Taste of Soul

Youth Dancers Triumph at Taste of Soul

Students from the Lula Washington Dance Theatre school drew excited cheers and applause for their performances recently at the Taste of Soul Festival on Crenshaw — despite some challenging conditions there. In the days following the Festival, parents with children streamed into the Lula Washington Dance Theatre studio on Crenshaw Boulevard to sign up their children [...]


YDE Members Celebrate LWDT’s 30th Anniversary with Luncheon at Proud Bird Restaurant

YDE Members Celebrate LWDT’s 30th Anniversary with Luncheon at Proud Bird Restaurant

On February 7th, Youth Dance Ensemble (YDE) members past and present met together at the Proud Bird Restaurant to celebrate LWDT’s 30th Anniversary. Over 100 YDE members and their families attended the event and enjoyed a buffet meal that included a huge assortment of seafood, Mexican and American foods, and desserts. Each participant stood and introduced [...]


Past and Present YDE Members Invited to Luncheon

Past and Present YDE Members Invited to Luncheon

Hello Youth Dance Ensemble Members Past and Present, The 30th Anniversary is an important historical event for all of us. Without the Lula Washington Dance Theatre Foundation, many of us may not have become the successful adults and youth we are today. Lula’s gift of giving through the art of dance helped mold us as [...]