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Soul Steps

Soul Steps speaks the language of rhythm! This showcase of the African-American dance tradition known as “stepping” explores how step started among African-American fraternities and sororities on college campuses as a means of unity and self-expression...

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Freedom Stories

Gifted storyteller TAHIRA shares tales of freedom fighters in this dramatic performance. A compelling look at the people who took extraordinary risks for freedom, the program can be tailored to highlight such topics as the Civil Rights Movement, Black women in history, or the Underground Railroad....

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I, Nat Love

Playing the Black cowboy Nat Love, Rochel Garner Coleman chronicles the journey of a former slave who joined thousands of others like him to explore and settle the West. From Love’s birth into slavery to his walk to freedom to how he won his cowboy name, this performance explores an uncommon narrative of the Old West...

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Bantaba: The Circle of Celebration

Celebrate the unique ability of dance to bring people together around the world with The Seventh Principle. Through a high-energy fusion of percussive dance, traditional music, and call-and-response, this program demonstrates both traditional West African and modern African-American dance...

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Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One

Gwendolyn Briley-Strand’s powerful one-woman performance takes students along on one of the many treks Harriet Tubman made on the Underground Railroad. Through rousing song, insightful history, and extraordinary acting, this program helps students understand the strength, courage, faith, and steadfastness of this remarkable American...

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Civil Rights Movements

This Hip Hop Fundamentals assembly focuses on student involvement in the American Civil Rights movement through dance, audience participation, and a variety of interactive activities. They tackle racism, segregation, and the struggle for freedom in a safe, family friendly atmosphere...

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A Seat for Rosa

When a child tells his aunt about a bully on his bus, she gives him advice by recounting the tale of Rosa Parks and the events that led to a revolution in racial justice. This poignant Yearning to Learn production includes many songs of the Civil Rights era and brings this historical time to life....

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Stories of Africa
Gift of Story
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Shadow Ball
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Boom Buckets Around the World!
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Origins of Uganda's Rhythms and Dances
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Diaspora West African Drum and Dance Traditions
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BabaGotB.A.R.S.
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NEWS & EVENTS

March 30, 2020

Looking Forward – Bringing Light, Courage, and Joy to Students ☀️

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March 14, 2020

Dazzle Mad Hot Ballroom Bal Masqué – Postponed!

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Young Audiences Arts for Learning is Hiring!

March 9, 2020

Join the YA Team as a Development Associate!

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February 12, 2020

Press Release: YA Announces Four Community Leaders that will Dance for the Arts at Dazzle: Mad Hot Ballroom Bal Masqué

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February 6, 2020

Dazzle Raffle – Win a 4 Day 3 Night NYC Getaway and the Ultimate HAMILTON Broadway Experience!

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January 29, 2020

Press Release: First Cohort of Schools Selected for Young Audiences’ Pilot Program of United We Create

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School Spotlight - YA School Partner Zane North in Collingswood, NJ! Principal Santo wrote a rap song to inspire & celebrate their school community as they transition into remote learning! We love seeing schools embrace the arts to uplift & educate! #ArtsMatter #ArtsEdnow twitter.com/Colls_ZaneNort…

Today is the first annual International #SELDay! YA proudly supports children, educators, and schools with programming to build creativity, confidence, and compassion through arts learning. @SEL4USA @UrbanAssembly #Arts4All #Arts4Learning #SEL yanjep.org/news-and-event… pic.twitter.com/5fEQh1wFmR

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TESTIMONIALS

"David Gonzalez was AMAZING!! He captivated them from the minute he stepped onto the stage and held their attention for the entire program. He is truly a gifted storyteller!"

Media Specialist Jefferson Elementary

"Mark (Lohr) was an awesome performer! Adults and children alike both were thoroughly entertained and laughed the entire time. He is definitely someone we would consider again."

Youth Services Librarian, Laurel Public Library

"Our school community truly appreciated the art that the performers of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre brought to us. It was an amazing experience enjoyed by all! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to bring this program to children!"

Vice Principal, Copper Hill Elementary

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