The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival brings together an international community of choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative community to study, perform and create new work. The Festival offers a supportive atmosphere aimed at fostering a creative exchange of ideas, encouraging exploration of new ground and providing opportunities to experience a wide spectrum of dance/movement disciplines. Artists, students and audiences share their knowledge and inspiration through workshops, jams, discussions, informal showings and performances.


-Click Here to-Register NowJoin the dance party at the 2020 Free2Be Artistic Virtual Dance Intensive!

Date: Wednesday - July 1 - July 4, 2020 @ 10:00 AM EDT

Registration deadline- June 27th 2020.



About this Event

Free2Be Artistic presents a virtual dance camp this summer 2020! Camp includes daily guest dancers, Teen Yoga, DIY Arts, Dance Team training, and much more! Dances include Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, and African. Camp t-shirt and welcome gift included with registration. Visit us on Instagram for details @_free2beartistic_

Beg. Int. & Adv Dancers

Camp Itinerary: classes are in segments of age group.

Group 1 ages 5-9, Group 2 ages 10-15. Zoom ID and password given with registration



Elders Only – Creative Caribbean Movement with Kendra J. Ross-Click Here to-Register Now

Multiple Dates: Starting Wednesday - July 1, 2020 @ 10:30 AM EDT



About this Event

Come explore the ways dances of the divine spirits of the African Diaspora of the Caribbean can inform the essence and personality of creative movement. This slow paced fusion class will use traditional folklore movements that represent varying themes such as play, passageways, flow, beauty and strength as a foundation to color and inform a modern dance combination. The class will begin with a gentle warm up that includes body articulations, isolations and flow to prepare the body to move. Next, students will learn traditional folkloric movement taught at a pace dictated by students with a number of variations offered to accommodate varying mobility levels. The folkloric movements will be the base for the combination that is co-created by the teacher and students. The class will finish with light stretching to allow all the work to settle in. All ages and mobility levels welcome.


Genesis: Classic Hip-Hop Dances with Rokafella-Click Here to-Register Now

Multiple Dates: Wednesday - July 1, 2020 & July 8, 2020 @ 7:30 PM EDT



About this Event

Discover the roots of Hip-Hop and learn classic moves that continue to inspire movement today. Influenced by trends of the 70's, Hip-Hop built a solid foundation celebrating the voice of the voiceless. Explore styles such as Breaking, Popping, Locking, Rocking and New Jack Swing in relation to Disco, House and even Salsa rhythms. Comfortable clothes and sneakers are required, along with an open mind. If you have any health conditions that may interfere with fully participating in the session, please notify Cumbe prior to attending so Rokafella is aware and can make necessary adjustments.