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K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe’s 27 Annual Recital “Expressions”
Jun 20, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm| $20.00
Brooklyn, New York – May 26, 2015 –
Location: Prospect Heights High School
883 Classon Avenue (Between President & Union Streets)
Brooklyn, New York
Date & Time: Saturday, June 20, 2015 @4:30PM
ABOUT K.S. J.A.M.M. DANCE TROUPE:
K.S. J.A.M.M. Dance Troupe was founded in 1988, at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, by Kashani Stokley and his youth counselor Stan Morse. Mr. Morse encouraged him at the age of 12, to share his passion for dance with other youth in the community. Since then, we’ve produced 26 annual recitals, offered classes to over 600 students and have been exhibited in the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford Stuyvesant’s traveling exhibit “The Crown Heights History Project” in 1994.
Our mission is to provide youth and young adults from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with a means of self-expression and self-development through exceptional dance, choreography and costuming. The Troupe’s name was established in 1994, by taking the first initial of each of the original members’ name:
K.ashani S.helly J.aphia A.frica M.alesha M.elanie
Our 10-month instructional cycle provides weekly Saturday classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, African and Hip Hop dance for students 3 years old through adult. By studying, creating & observing dance, students build
their technical and expressive skills. These skills help students understand the significance of dance in their own and other cultures. In August 2014, we opened a dance studio at 347 Nostrand Avenue in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. We have 3-dance studios that offer children & adult classes, camps, workshops, and studio rentals for rehearsals, auditions, meetings, events and workshops.
The culmination of the year’s work is presented in an annual 2-hour recital with live musicians, professional lighting, sound, videographer and photographer. The audience consists of an average of 700 family members, friends, guests, city, state & local representatives and funders.
This (event, program, project) is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).