Archive: The History of Black Dance in America (2011)

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 11:30am


 Chester Whitmore 

In conjunction with

and the

Crozier Middle School "Gents" Character Building Program


A Central Ave Dance Ensemble Production 


The History of Black Dance in America


Choreography by

Chester Whitmore

Ron Parker

For the first time in over a decade! Join us for a performance of African and African-American inspired social dances popularly danced in the United States from the 1800s to today.  Click here to see our video.

Journey through time to explore the Black roots of dances such as:     

  • Ring Shout

  • Spiritual

  • Blues

  • Work Songs

  • Cake Walk

  • Black Bottom

  • Buck (Tap)

  • Shim Sham

  • Rumba

  • Charleston

  • Foxtrot

  • Lindy Hop

  • Swing

  • Samba

  • Mambo

  • Disco

  • Salsa

  • Hip Hop

  • Chicago Style Step

  • Argentine Tango

  • And much, much more...

This is an evening of both entertainment and education for the entire family.  

Crozier Visual and Performing Arts Theater

124 N Grevillea Ave

Inglewood, CA 90301

(The theater is directly across the street from the Inglewood Police Department wish is part of the Inglewood City Hall complex. The theater is on the corner of Regent and Grevillea. If you make it to La Brea and Manchester, go one block north on La Brea to Regent. Turn left. Go one block West on Regent to Grevillea. Turn left. Park on the school campus.)

February 12, 2011


Tickets: $20 General Admission | $15 Seniors, Students, USA Dance, Dance Buddies and Smooth Dance Members
$25 Preferred Seating (Rows 3 - 5) 
VIP Seating Available (Rows 1 & 2)

  Coming Black History Month 2011!

Jitterbugging in Negro Juke Joint

Purchase Tickets


Seating Options


Valid ID is required for the following discouted admissions:

  • Senior (over age 60)
  • Student
  • USA Dance (valid membership card)
  • Dance Buddies (valid membership card)
  • Smooth Dancers (valid membership card)

Your receipt is your ticket.  Bring it with you to the show along with ID.  Thank you for your generous support, and enjoy the show!



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* The Performing Arts For Life and Education Foundation, Inc. 501(c)(3) Non Profit Arts Organization