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If you are wondering why you should donate, here is why - We lost everything in this fire. All our costumes, props, lighting, etc collected over 10 years gone in a flash. Click here to Visit our Gallery to see some of what we lost. We cannot perform the show again without your help and support.
November 23, 2020 (Gardena, CA) - A three-alarm fire broke out this afternoon in a Gardena storage facility and took more than two hours to extinguish, but no injuries were reported. Within 15 minutes, the one-unit fire had spread to multiple units on the second floor, Lopez said. A second-alarm response was requested shortly after 2 p.m., followed by a third-alarm response about 2:45 p.m.
Please help us to not only tell the History of Black Dance in America but be able to perform it again in the near future.
Over the years, a lot of people have supported The History of Black Dance in America not only by purchasing tickets to performances, but also by direct donations of both time and money. This list is way too numerous to list. However, based upon past programs, here are some of the names that stand out:
Susan and Mark Fien, Donors
Natalie Linthorst, Donor
Doug Hammond, Donor
Deborah Fields Perez, By Your Side Dance Studio, Sponsor
Judy Pritchett, Frankie Manning Foundation, Donor
USA Dance - Los Angeles Chapter, Sponsor
Hatch Fund Donors
There are many, many people who just helped us out along the way. Some on staff, some on their own time because they believed in what we were doing. Again, too many names to list exhaustively, but here are many of the ones you will find in our past programs:
Gwen Allen, Fumi Bankole, Daniel Berney, Angela Billingsley, Paulette Brockington, James Burns, Laura Cannelias, Deja Colon, Charles Douglas, Lauren Duda, Karen Ellis, Rusty Frank, Gi Gi Gamble, Joan Gelin, Doug Hammond, Jane Hammond, Rosa Harris, James L. Hubbert, Alfredo Iraheta, Lori Landau, Macintosh County Shouters, Michael McCarrell, Sherrie Norwood, Gaida Paulovska, Deborah Fields Perez, Judy Pritchett, Joan Robinson, Prince Ross, Korinna Sehringer, Leba Shana, Joe Solario, Livia Squires, Barbara Stewart, Brendell Stewart, Josef Vinson, Xia Wang
There are several people who helped us over the years who are no longer with us. We do cherish the memories of their time with us.
Lance Benishek, Choreographer, Dance Historian
Marcia Gleason, Wardrobe
(and spirtual motivator)
Gayle Goodrich, Photogrpaher
(took photos for most of our shows)
MaDonna Grimes, Hip Hop and Fitness Legend
(honored at our 2016 show)
Paul and Arlene Kennedy, Universal Dance Designs
(rehearsals at their studio)
Lynn Posner, Dancer
(and beloved dance partner)