SACC Celebrates the Invention of Dance


On February 5, 2011, almost 300 children from 18 School Age Child Care centers performed in “The Invention of Dance.” More than 900 area residents attended the two-hour show, which was held at West Potomac High School in Alexandria. Canned food donations for local food banks were collected at the event.

The event featured music from the ‘20s, ‘60s, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s, and showcased dance styles ranging from the Charleston to country line dancing, and from the Hand Jive to hip hop.

The child stars “learned about the past music-wise,” said one of the event’s choreographers, Tina Evans, a teacher at the Belle View SACC center. The project allowed the children to “see where the music they listen to now comes from. It gives them a better appreciation of music as a whole,” added Damon Terrell, a SACC regional supervisor and the event’s backstage manager.

The SACC program, which serves children from kindergarten through sixth grade in 137 Fairfax County Public Schools, is operated by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services Office for Children. During the 2010-2011 school year, the focus of SACC’s curriculum is on inventions, robotics and techno-art. “The Invention of Dance” offered children the opportunity to learn about historical dance moves and techno-music.

Plans are underway to stage a singing showcase in May which will feature songs by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

 

 

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