The 2016 theme of Black History Month at the White House is “Honoring the Past While Celebrating the Present: 7 Years of Living African American History.” First Lady Michelle Obama will be honoring the contributions that black women have made to dance by hosting a one-day dance workshop for local students.
51 local students have been welcomed into the White House, 9 of which come from Dance Place, an educational and performing arts company.
— Dance Place (@DancePlace) February 8, 2016
The students will be working with legendary leaders of the dance community, including the likes of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Judith Jamison, Fatima Robinson, and Debbie Allen.
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) February 8, 2016
Beginning at 12:30pm ET today, the young ladies have their many questions answered on the world of dance, as their instructors for the day will be taking part in a panelist discussion. Later in the day, the First Lady will be giving a speech, and afterwards will present the student presentation that is a result of the hardwork that took place in the day’s workshops.