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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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NEWS & EVENTS

Dazzle 2020 - Meet and Greet January 31, 2020

January 10, 2020

Dazzle Meet & Greet on 1/31 – Meet our Dance Stars!

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January 10, 2020

Our Courageous Dazzle Dancers UNMASKED….

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January 2, 2020

YA Mourns the Passing of Arts Advocate and Former YA Trustee Barbara Broad

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November 27, 2019

Arts United – YA Launches New Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Access Initiative

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November 27, 2019

The Art of Gratitude 💛

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November 23, 2019

Redefining Success – Arts Impact Victories

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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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