Grown Women Dance Collective
Oakland, California, USA
MissionGrown Women Dance Collective creates cross-cultural, generational, and class connections, encouraging dialogue, empowering thought and action, and building racial harmony through concert dance and wellness programs. In a positive and nurturing environment, mature dancers challenge the stereotypes of aging, create artistic work that is relevant and accessible to diverse and underserved audiences, promote mind and body healing through health and fitness programs, and create economic opportunities for young people.
What We DoArts & Wellness for Social Justice
1) World-class dance concerts that teach and celebrate Black history; celebrating resistence, resilience, self-empowerment and joy.
2) Free community arts & wellness classes: Dance, Dance with Literacy (Black history and African American poetry), Pilates for Back & Joint Pain, Fall Prevention for Seniors
3) Pilates & Joyful Movement Life Skills Certification- creates audacious movement leaders in under resourced communities that bring arts, pain prevention, fall prevention, nutrition, financial literacy, and well paying careers into their own communities.