Summer Dance Institute- Partnership with Jean Appolon Expressions

Summer Dance Institute- Partnership with Jean Appolon Expressions

Izizwe Dance Studio is excited to announce a summer partnership with Jean Appolon Expressions! 

Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) is a non-profit (501c3) professional dance company located in Boston and Haiti. JAE has been the recipient of several grants and awards and has performed for audiences around the world. Directed by Jean Appolon, JAE combines Haitian and Modern dance techniques to create work that is powerful and dynamic. Along with their impressive repertoire, JAE has inspired communities through dance education and training. For more than ten years, JAE has conducted a summer dance institute in Haiti where hundreds of children have access to high quality dance training for free. For the first time, The Jean Appolon Dance Institute will be offered to young dancers living in the United States. JAE is excited to partner with Izizwe Dance Studio! 


Izizwe Dance Studio to Offer Free Summer Dance Classes

For the summer of 2019, youth living in Lawrence, the Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston will experience classes taught by professional dancers, perform for their community, and watch live performances by one of Boston’s most acclaimed Dance Companies, free of charge. Participants will also learn about other cultures through movement and music, while becoming more aware of their own cultural identity through dance. Summer dance programs have been proven to increase physical and mental well being, promote social skills, encourage self esteem, foster discipline, and create opportunities for future training and development in the arts.


The Summer Dance Institute in Lawrence is drawing on the strengths of both JAE and Izizwe in order to offer the following:
  1. Classes in Yoga, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and cultural dance techniques
  2. Literacy-based arts activities, along with creative movement for ages 5-12
  3. Choreography and mind-body awareness workshops for ages 13-18
  4. Nutritious lunch every day for all students
  5. Instruction and performance by professional dancers
  6. Performance opportunities for participants at Lawrence summer community events


July 22nd- August 2nd    Ages 5-12, 9am-2pm                                                                  
August 5th – August 16th   Ages 13-18, 9am-2pm
Please note: Attendance is mandatory for each day of the program.
JAE and Izizwe are offering this summer program free of charge for participating students, however the operational cost per individual is $1250. In order to ensure that we can continue to offer high quality, free programming to local youth, we encourage families and community member who are able to do so, to make donations of $100-$1250. 

Please click here to make a donation

Food sponsored by Bread and Roses

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