On April 6-9, East English Village’s Dance Team visited the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York accompanied by their Dance teacherRosalind Leath. While there, students were enrolled in private classes. Students also went on building tours and visited the various studios throughout the vast theatre.
“The experience was phenomenal. I appreciate being able to connect with the dance instructor, as well as the other students,” says Darmyonna Henderson, 12th grade Dance Team member. Their workshops offer an in-depth approach to learning a technique and designed to develop versatile dancers.
Leath provides her dance students with various opportunities for extended learning. “I am thankful for the opportunity to pass on my passion for the art of dance,” Leath said. EEVPA Dance program cultivates and promotes dance for students’ beginners and those with dance experience. “Dancing gives students the opportunity to be free and to express themselves,” said Maranda Marshall, a 11th grade Dance Team member. Marshall has been a member since the ninth grade and believes that “through dance, students may have problems that they experience and can let it all out, once they start dancing.” Dance can provide a student an escape from their current reality.