AYA Performances for All Ages 2018-19


La Crosse Dance Centre presents

Nutcracker Ballet

Friday, December 7, 2018
10 a.m. -- SORRY, SOLD OUT
$6   •  120 minutes
Curriculum Connections: music, dance

An annual holiday classic presented by the La Crosse Dance Centre, this ballet is full of all the color and spectacle of the holiday season. Join us and share the remarkable magic with your students.


The 5 Browns

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:30 a.m. only  - 15 SEATS LEFT
$6  •  50 - 60 minutes
Curriculum connection: music

The 5 Browns - Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae - all attended New York's Juilliard School, the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The 5 Browns deliver on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest, and most excited audiences they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns bring a fresh energy and dynamic character to their sound.

To learn more, visit www.the5browns.com.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre: Reflections in Black

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:30 a.m. only  - 150 SEATS LEFT
FREE •  60 minutes
Curriculum connections: dance, multicultural, history


Narrator and host Lula Washington, along with her dancers, will demonstrate various dance styles and perform excerpts from the company's repertoire. The program gives children awareness of African-American history and culture. Lula also introduces students to historical facts about the Middle passage, the Underground Railroad, the nature of slavery, and the slave's desire for freedom. Lula brings students on stage to demonstrate and learn movements as part of the show.

To learn more, visit www.lulawashington.org.

Jabali African Acrobats

Monday, April 29, 2019 
9:30 am - SORRY, SOLD OUT
12:30 pm - SORRY, SOLD OUT
$7 • 50-60 minutes
Curriculum connections: music, dance, multicultural

This thrilling performance exemplifies the link between athletics and the arts as the incredible acrobatics, contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair balancing skills of these performers turn to dance. The performance includes the Congo Snake Dance, the Flaming Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques, and comedy set to electrifying music. Audience participation is always included.

Troupe Vertigo

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:30 pm only
$7 • 60 minutes
Curriculum connections: dance, music

Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement. World-class ariel artists, contortionists, and ballet dancers fuse together circus-dance-theatre works that ignite the imagination.

To learn more, visit www.troupevertigo.com.