January 15, 2019

Al-kabir was first introduced to dance at the age of five years old. Newark Public Schools had recently implemented  dance education in three elementary schools and Al-kabir’s school, Speedway School was one of the three. Al-Kabir took dance class twice a week along wi...

January 6, 2019

"There’s no greater gift than to honor your life’s calling. It’s why you were born.

And how you become most truly alive."

Oprah Winfrey

The beginning of the new year is often a popular time to revaluate our lives, identify our calling and set goals. I had the opportunity...

August 1, 2018

I first saw Kamal dancing when he was about 5 years old at St. James Safe Haven Summer Peace Camp. I remember looking at this little boy on stage, saying to myself – “that boy is going to be a dancer.” Sure enough that little boy turned into a talented, gifted dancer....

June 3, 2018

“ How can we encourage our students to chase their dreams if we are not chasing ours.”

April 15, 2018

I sat down with one of my former students to talk about her thoughts about dance. It brings me such joy to see my former students still dancing. It also hurts my heart when some are not dancing anymore because their high school doesn't offer dance and they can't afford...

March 7, 2018

My name is Mireicy Aquino, I am 8 years old and I’ve been dancing since I was 2 years old (at least that what my mom tells me.) My first time dancing was at First Ave School. Mrs. Jackson, my principal noticed me in the lobby dancing while waiting for my mom. She invit...

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