Shuffle It Forward has teamed up with A BroaderWay Foundation for the third straight year to bring tap dance to urban communities.
A BroaderWAY (ABW) was founded in 2010 by Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs as a way to offer opportunities for girls from urban communities an outlet for self-expression and creativity through arts-centered programs. This weekend marks the largest event ABW has had at SHUFFLESNYC (involving over 20 participants!)
The Studio @ SHUFFLES will share numbers from last month’s showcase, and this year AP Studio has also been invited to participate.
“Some might compliment the studio and say ‘What a great thing you are doing’ but to be perfectly honest Studio gets ‘way more out of it.’ It is a great way to remind ourselves as actors how much more we have to give. Also, how much we have in common with others using music theatre and storytelling! It is so hard to grow up in this fast paced city and for two hours we get to make new friendships and get to know the ‘strangers’ we ride the subway with. A Broader Way is an incredible organization that is lifting up these incredibly talented young ladies. It is an honor for Studio @ SHUFFLES to be a part of this. ” – Cyndi Harrod, the instructor for Studio and Musical Theater at SHUFFLES
Not only will ABW spend the weekend with learning and collaborating with our talented Studio @ SHUFFLES students, but remember all those tap shoes we have outgrown over the years? A bag of those will also be donated to ABW!
For more information including how you can donate to A BroaderWay: http://abroaderway.org/
Shuffle it Forward is a division of SHUFFLESNYC whose main goal is to enrich the lives of children by providing opportunities to experience theater to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity. For more information on the other organizations Shuffle It Forward collaborates with: http://peter-pantomime.com/shuffle-it-forward.html