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Youth to perform footprints of heritage

Youth to perform footprints of heritage

June 15th, 2012 in News

Members of the Footprints Project Dance Team practice their "In The Hood" routine Thursday for the Juneteenth celebration on Saturday. They will be dancing a combination of modern, gospel, tap, jazz and African dance.

On stage in Richardson Auditorium, they carried baskets and moved to a West African beat. In the dance studio of Mitchell Hall, they watched themselves in the mirror as they reached and twisted to Michael Jackson's hip-hop sounds.

About 20 youth have learned "In the Hood," an original choreographed work, at the Footprints Project's Dance and Fitness Camp this week at Lincoln University. They will perform at the 11th annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival Saturday at Riverside/Ellis-Porter Park.

The free camp, directed by professional performer Ledell Watts, is new to the local Juneteenth commemoration this year.