Celebrating Youth! - Performers
Accompany of Kids, Inc.
Organization: The Accompany of Kids or AOK is a non-profit organization made up of approximately 80 kids from the Greater Milwaukee Metropolitan area. Their mission is to “Provide young people the opportunity to gain self-confidence, leadership skills, and grow into productive and successful adults through the use of the performing arts.” Members are expected to do community service and senior outreach as well. This is their 25th performing year.
Performance: Singing and dancing highlights from our 2013 Gala, “Light Up The World!”
Black Star Drum Line & Friends
The Black Star Drum Line is a hip-hop performance group that consists of unique styles of marching percussions, dancing, and singing performed by 7-16 year-old youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. The group has done over 100 performances all over the Madison area, and also showcases singers, rappers, and dancers from other CAPA programs who perform with the drum lines at many events in the community.
The Black Star Drum Line performs alone and with BGC Dance Crew and singers from the Music Makers Club.
Boliviamanta Dance Wisconsin
Organization: Coming soon.
Performance: Coming soon.
Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance
Cashel Dennehy is a family-centered Irish dance school celebrating its 30th anniversary in Wisconsin and 12 years in Madison. Their boys and girls dance in performances throughout the state and in competitions locally, national, and internationally.
The dancers will perform to traditional as well as contemporary Irish music and teach audience members the first step of the Irish Jig.
Dance Wisconsin is a non-profit dance company serving the greater Dane County area. Dance Wisconsin trains students ages 12 to young adult in order to continue dancing in a professional company or university setting. Dance Wisconsin provides in school dance residences and performs two or three full length productions annually.
Excerpts of our upcoming performance of Coppelia.
Hip Hop 360
The Hip Hop 360 program is designed to get youth involved and inspires them through the lessons and history of Hip Hop. At the same time it teaches them basic skills that are necessary to advance in the world of Hip Hop. Everybody can’t be the star but with a little help and a lot of teaching everyone will benefit and advance in this business in their own personal way, and at the end of the day, they will get the best out of the experience.
Performance: coming soon.
Midwest Performing Arts
Organization: Midwest Performing Arts “The Dance Center” is located in Waunakee, WI. Our school mission is to enhance lives through dance by providing each student with a strong technical base while encouraging them to explore creative and artistic thinking and inspiring them to increase their body movement potential, physical health, and an appreciation of dance as an athletic art form.
Performance: Midwest Performing Arts has three dance companies: the Midwest Dance Ensemble, The Midwest Dance Company, and The Midwest Dancers. Our progressive program offers training in dance technique grounded in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz Dance, while including Tap and Hip Hop styles of dance. We are presenting a youth dance concert diverse in many of these styles.
TBEY SuperNova Dance Team
Organization: Tessa’s Black Entertainment & Youth Center (TBEY) strengthens youth and young adults through exposure to the arts and opportunities for creative expression. Youth and young adults ages 6-19 receive professional arts instruction, enjoy performances, and exhibits, and receive tutoring, mentoring and coaching to achieve academically and pursue their interest in the arts.
A mix of African, Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop dance.
Trinity Irish Dancers
The organization was founded by Artistic Director, Mark Howard, a two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer. The Trinity program centers on the empowerment of each child, with lessons focused on self-confidence and choice, allowing each child to decide their own level of participation in Irish dance. The Trinity program allows students to embark on a unique Irish dance journey that not only provides them with a healthy, fun form of exercise, but teaches them traditional dances, customs, music, and even a bit of the Gaelic language. Trinity’s performance will showcase dancers of all ages (3-18) and levels, from beginners to world champions.
Celebrating our 30th anniversary Trinity Academy of Irish Dance is the most widely-recognized Irish Dance program in the world, showcasing the incredible Irish soft shoe set to heart thumping reels. Their feet move with mind-boggling speed and precision. Our wee ones will melt your heart with a traditional Irish Jig. Children from the audience will have the opportunity to meet the dancers and learn the Jig as the Trinity Irish Dancers “Lay Down the Thunder.”
Yonim Israeli Folk Dance
Yonim consists of 41 dancers from the Madison area, ages 5-18 who share their love of Jewish music and culture with lively dancing and vibrant costumes at community events.
Yonim means doves in Hebrew, as Yonim brings a message of peace. You’ll see the youngest to the oldest dancers perform classical Israeli dance steps to a wide variety of Israeli music. Our dancers are excited to perform at Kid’s Expo this year.