Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area’s preeminent African- American dance company for more than four decades, is announcing a holiday showcase of student performances in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its youth outreach program, Rites of Passage.
The event will take place December 7 at 3p.m. in the Phillip Reeder Auditorium at Castlemont High School 8601 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland. Tickets are $15 – $25.
Offering instruction in dance, music and spoken word to youth ages 8 to 18 years, Rites of Passage is the educational arm of Dimensions Dance Theater.
This year’s performance will honor the achievements of Rites of Passage students, faculty and alumni with a program of performances titled “It Takes A Village,” celebrating the Bay Area’s diversity.
Serving more than 850 youth each year, Rites of Passage has been recognized with a Marcus Foster Foundation Award and the Jefferson Award, known as a “Nobel Prize for public and community service.”
Under the direction of Deborah Vaughan and Latanya D. Tigner, the program’s 20th anniversary celebration will showcase a variety of dance styles from Hip Hop to West African to Jazz, Tap and Ballet.
To purchase tickets go to brownpapertickets.com/event/879397 or call (800) 838-3006.
For more information visit dimensionsdance.org