LEAF Deaverview Dance Crew
“I had fun performing and the crowd was yelling for us!” – TaQuayeon Brooks, LEAF Deaverview Dance Crew Member
LEAF Schools & Streets partners with Children’s First/Communities in Schools to provide hip-hop dance to the youth in the Deaverview Community. Children First’s mission is to empower children and their families to reach their full potential through advocacy, education and services. The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
“I have been lucky enough to work with the kids at Deaverview for 4 years. It is important to me to use dance class, not just as a place to learn dance, but as a vehicle for learning about hip hop culture, personal interaction and more.”
Lisa Zahiya, Teaching Artist
Led by award winning dance performer, Lisa Zahiya, the LEAF Deaverview Dance Crew uses hip-hop dance to learn how to embrace movement and coordinate group choreography. They use dance as a vehicle for positive change where they can learn to appreciate their unique bodies and learn to work together. The LEAF Deaverview Dance Crew recently was invited to perform at the halftime show for the 2016 SoCon Basketball Championship. This Class meets every Wednesday at the Deaverview Community Center.
For more information about the LEAF Deaverview Dance Crew program, email outreach@theLEAF.org or call at 828(68)68-MUSIC.