Last August, fourteen of our Performing Arts dancers along with teachers, Mrs. Sarah Quie, Miss Sarah Steichen and Miss Mallory Dykema, and many supportive parents traveled to Washington DC to join dancers from around the country as part of Project Dance.
Project Dance is entirely volunteer run, and their goal is to “bring hope and healing through the universal language of dance.” One way they achieve this is by hosting 3-day events around the world in major cities, including an all day concert that is free to the public.
As part of this year’s Project Dance event in DC, the Prairie School of Dance Sacred Company had the opportunity to perform on the National Mall, just adjacent to the Washington Monument! They performed two core dances from the upcoming December 10th show, PSALM 139, choreographed by PSOD teacher, Mallory Dykema.
Over 200 dancers performed throughout the day, including a “flash mob” that the participant dancers joined in every hour on the hour all day long. The entire day was a powerful witness of the joy, celebration and praise expressed through dance to the hundreds of people taking in this free show in our nation’s Capitol.
The dancers attended classes taught by master dance teachers in categories like Hip Hop, Sacred, Musical Theater and Ballet, they went to worship with all the attendees and heard fabulous inspirational speakers as part of the 3-day event.
Our dancers also experienced: a customized “art and dance” tour including a visit to the National Gallery of Art and movement on the Mall with Pastor Joel Quie, tours of the Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery, and seeing the White House, Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials.
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