BWS Edu-dance Program: Lesole's Dance Project
Lesole’s Dance Project (LDP) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, founded by Lesole Z. Maine in 2003. In 2003, LDP was the grant recipient of The Washington Post’s: Bringing the Arts to Our Community; and in 2007, LDP was nominated for the Emerging Performer/Group at the Metro DC Dance Awards. The company creates and performs works that highlight the unique qualities of contemporary modern and Afro-Fusion dance and provides educational residency programs on the movement and history of popular Traditional South African dances such as Gumboots, Indlamu, and Panstula. In August 2009, LDP launched its First Annual International Edu-dance Program, working with local primary schools in the townships of Sebokeng, South Africa. Lesole is working with our kindergarten, first and second grade classes on African dance and drumming. Our Edu-dance component also links math and science concepts from the students lessons with dance, making learning fun for the students.
Watch a past performance: