Dreaming With Our Eyes Wide Open!

"I danced at Ms. Karen's for 17 years and now I get to live out my dream of being a professional dancer!" shared Kennedy Sample as she introduced herself to our Performance Project classes on Monday night. After spending time as a dancer for Royal Caribbean and a professional semester at Broadway Dance Center, Kennedy is back in Arkansas as a cast member for The Arkansas Reparatory Theater's production of Mama Mia as well as sharing her experience and talent with our dancers.

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Performance Project Red started the night with a quick warm up and jumped right into an up beat and inspirational combination to This is Me from The Greatest Showman.  Dancers learned first hand how challenging it can be to learn choreography while singing at the same time!  Kennedy focused on teaching dancers the choreography, but also how to deliver a performance and tell a story.  



"I'm not scared to be seen I make no apologies, this is me!"

"I'm not scared to be seen I make no apologies, this is me!"

Performance Project White gained first hand experience on improv technique and what it means to allow the music and story to influence their movement.  Kennedy taught dancers a combination to Come Alive also from The Greatest Showman while also incorporating moments for the dancers to decide how to use their movement and the music to tell the story.  


"Go and light your light, let it burn so bright!”

"Go and light your light, let it burn so bright!”

Thank you Kennedy for an amazing workshop!  Our dancers left energized and inspired!  


 Performance Project Red This is Me 

 Performance Project White Come Alive 

Meg Lewis