A Multi-Cultural Youth Dance Program (DT)
Dancing Together – A Multi-Cultural Youth Dance Program (DT) began in 2002 as an outreach to the underserved, immigrant/refugee, international, and at-risk children in communities near inner city Charlotte. Free professional dance training is offered in an environment of excellence, integrity, and nurturing that encourages the highest level of personal growth and skill development. DT’s goal is to instill basic life values, including: respect, discipline, commitment, hard work, cooperation, and goal-oriented behavior in a safe, caring, non-competitive, supportive environment. Students are given many enrichment opportunities, including work with guest artists, attending national dance conferences, field trips to cultural events and performances, and performing in their own community. ZCWA was awarded the Foundation for the Carolinas 2002 Building Youth Grant to begin the program and continues to be supported through individual donations.