Returning to the stage after performing to sold-out audiences in 2011, The Central Avenue Dance Ensemble presents “A History of Black Dance in America” this Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club.
This two-hour multi-media dance retrospective chronicles the history of African and African-American inspired social dances that have been popularly danced in the United States from the 1800s to today. Historical dances included will be Zulu, Work Songs, Cakewalk, Buck Dance, Black Bottom, Charleston, Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, and the African inspired Latin-American dances.
Post-Swing era dances include “fad dances” such as Detroit Ballroom and Chicago Style Step.
The goal of the History of Black Dance in America is to educate the public about these dances in an exciting and entertaining way.
General admission is $22.50, Preferred seating $27.50, VIP seating $45, seniors and students $17.50.
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club is located at 1210 4th Street.
For more information, visit www.centralavedance.com/blackdance.