TALLADEGA -- The H.Y.P.E. Movement and J.OV.A.N.I.: The Dance Factory, in partnership with Christ Deliverance Christian Center, are hosting the Formation Dance Workshop led by Kimmie Gee on Saturday, Nov. 18., according to a press release.
More than 100 dancers, ages 8-18, from Talladega, Leeds, Pell City, Tuscaloosa, Childersburg and Birmingham have been invited to participate in this invitation only event taking place at Christ Deliverance Christian Center in Talladega.
Kimberly Gibson, better known as Kimmie Gee, is a professional dancer with a career that, since 2009, includes being one of Beyoncé’s “right hand dancers.” When she is not touring with Beyoncé, Kimmie Gee is on the road with her movement, Kimmestry, using the gift of dance to inspire girls and women to dream big and follow their hearts, the release says.
In addition to taking a class led by Kimmie Gee, Formation Dance Workshop participants will take part in a Q&A session.
This will be the third community event co-produced by The H.Y.P.E. Movement and J.O.V.AN.I.: The Dance Factory in Talladega.
“Promoting the arts among youth throughout Alabama, and connecting artists and the community, are the chief aims of this alliance. This is our passion.” H.Y.P.E. Movement founder Dr. Adia Winfrey says in the release.
About The H.Y.P.E. Movement
The H.Y.P.E. Movement, established in Atlanta on June 10, 2011, by Winfrey, a psychologist, is committed to fostering mental health and helping youth find their voices by offering hip hop-based programs that encourage goal development, expand life skills and emphasize purposeful living, the release says. Learn more at www.letsgethype.com.
About J.O.V.A.N.I.: The Dance Factory
The Dance Factory, in Talladega, provides professional dance instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, adult fitness and stretch-n-flex for all genders, ages 3 and up. Owner Ashley Moore, according to the release, is a distinguished dancer committed to empowering eastern Alabama youth through the arts. Learn more at www.jovanidancefactory.com.
About the Christ Deliverance Christian Center
The mission of Christ Deliverance Christian Center is to Develop, Equip and Empower the People (D.E.E.P.) of God, the release says. CDCC has hosted many community events and initiatives in partnership with local organizations.