Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series

Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series: Everybody Dance Now

Workshop Schedule:



Our first workshop comes to us from Richmond Ballet's Minds in Motion artists: This year, the Minds in Motion team is hard at work putting their 4th grade curriculum into video format so that students can continue to access this incredible program. Today, you get a sneak peek at what they've been cooking up in the studio! Take a road trip through Virginia’s Regions with artists Jordan Glunt & Paul Dandridge. (Ages 7-10)


It's Day 2 of EVERYBODY DANCE NOW and do we have a treat for you! Today's workshop comes to us from our friends at Richmond Urban Dance! Join dance artist Faith Helmlinger as she teaches a combo to the song "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. (Ages 11-18) RUD's mission is to bring street style into the studio and showcase the raw talent and passion found in our community. To reflect our core values and create a positive and safe space for our dancers to grow their talents and become contributing members of our community.


Gather your itty bitty dancers for today's workshop release! Greater Richmond Wolf Trap teaching artist Teri Miller Buschman leads our younger dancers through "The Ribbon Dance" while finding ways to help them wake up their dancing feet. Gather some scarves and join in the fun with your kids! Greater Richmond Wolf Trap believes in the transformative power of the arts in early childhood education! GRWT teaching artists provide arts integration residencies to early childhood classrooms in the Greater Richmond area. (Ages 3-7)


Today's workshop is for our older students! If you've got a pair of tap shoes in your closet just waiting to be used again, throw them on and join in on the fun with Jarrodd "JT" Beverly! Did you know that Mr. Beverly has shared the stage with tap masters such as LaVaughn Robinson, Diane Walker, Savion Glover from "Happy Feet", Donald O'Connor from "Singing In The Rain", and Jimmy Slyde? Now YOU can share the virtual stage with him through Lights Up! Along with teaching classes, Mr. JT works for Young Audiences of America where he teaches in schools nationwide the history of Tap and how math, music, and dance come together.

Special thanks to Legacy School of Dance for letting Mr. JT film his workshop in your beautiful space!


Happy Friday! To round out our week, we've got a workshop that the whole family can enjoy! Learn about the history of salsa and flamenco and then stick around for a dance class from Ana Ines King- the founder and artistic director of Latin Ballet of Virginia! Grab the entire family and throw a zoom dance party tonight to show off those moves!


All workshops will be posted here at 10:00 AM daily and shared on Facebook HERE. 


Are you interested in helping to support future workshops? 

RPAA’s goal is to make the arts accessible FOR EVERYONE and create equity in access to the arts. This means continuing to make the series FREE OF CHARGE to ALL who participate.  WE NEED YOUR HELP! Your donation will DIRECTLY support the hiring of local arts organizations and artists to provide these free workshops to the Richmond community. To donate, please click here to go to our secure donation form. (Please write “Lights Up!” in the notes section to designate your gift to this program.)

Thank you for your partnership in NURTURING the artists of tomorrow!


Curious about the rest of our season?  Check out our upcoming events below!



Looking for our previous workshops? 

Hop over to our Vimeo Showcase page to check out the workshops offered at our May VIRTUAL EXTRAVAGANZA: 


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