Monday, June 30, 2014

The Orlando School of Cultural Dance



The Orlando School of Cultural Dance (OSCD) (412 N Pine Hills Rd Orlando, FL) was established in 1989. The philosophy of OSCD is that a positive self-image is essential for the total development of our children, the leaders of tomorrow.  Since their inception, OSCD has been teaching African dance to students ages three to adults. Since then, they have added other disciplines, such as ballet, tap, modern, music theory, percussion (variety), fitness and "Rites of Passage". They believe that the arts provides a channel through which our students can grow by learning about their cultural heritage. Dance in particular, frees the spirit and brings joy to oneself as well as others. 

The school has accomplished many positive programs through their collaborative partnership efforts with other organizations. These partnerships include: Cultural Arts Research Ensemble, The City of Orlando, Orlando Fights Back, Center for Drug-Free Living, Metropolitan Orlando Urban League, Orange County Public Schools, Ivey Lane Caring and Nurturing Center, Ivey Lane/Royal Gardens Neighborhood Association and Parramore Village Neighborhood Association, just to name a few. Through our partnerships and collaborations, they have been able to touch hundreds of lives in our community, both young and old, in a positive way.

This dance recital was high energy and impressive kids from 10 years old and older danced with abandon.  The colorful costumes added color and authentic energy to the performance.


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