New Dance Opportunity at Smith Homes

Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) is offering a new opportunity for the arts through the summer program, Dancing Dreamers. Partnering with Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet, this program is designed to introduce participants to the art of movement by exploring various dance styles, including hip hop, lyrical, and ballet. These classes are open to residents aged 9 to 14 among GHA’s communities and voucher recipients and meet Mondays and Wednesdays at the Smith Homes Community Building.

Dance can provide a boost to physiological functioning, reducing stress and promoting emotional self-regulation. This program is unique, because in addition to learning dance routines in the first half of class, the second is devoted to discovery of the self with encouragement through positive messaging. Students write in a journal with prompts that encourage thought about topics such as: what it means to be successful, how to learn from your past, or how to move on from one’s present circumstances. This program ends on August 21 and it still open to registrants. If interested, contact Sabrina Abney at 303-3003 or email at sabney@gha-nc.org.

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