11th Day School Extravanganza Features Ballethnic Dance Company

Local area students welcomed Ballethnic Dance Company at the Savannah Civic Center for the 11th Day School Extravaganza event on Friday, February 3rd.

Ballethic Dance Company is an organization that has two components, Ballethnic Dance Company and Ballethnic Academy of Dance. Both organizations were founded by African Americans, Nena Gilreath and Waverly T. Lucas II, who were both former members of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the Atlanta Ballet.

Students ranging from grades four through nine were filled with excitement and anticipation throughout the performance. The dancers entertained the students with performances featuring music from R & B legend Mary J. Blige and the renowned Pink Panther theme song.

Dancers also invited students on stage to teach them a few dance moves. The crowd participation really hiked the interests of students with dance and the arts.

Libby Miller, International Baccalaureate Coordinator for Marsh Point Elementary School felt that the experience helped the children gain more culture. “I think that they really learned how to bridge sports and dance, so hopefully, they got a lot out of that,” said Miller.

The performance was sponsored in part by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and presented by Savannah Black Heritage Festival. The festival goes from February 1st – 16th, 2012.  For a complete event schedule please visit http://www.savannahblackhertiagefestival.com/

Photos Provided by D & D Media Group

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