Reflecting on the Past Fifteen Years

It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since I started HDAT. I still remember the the excitement of wanting to create a dance academy for Black and Brown dancers where they could see other dancers who looked like them, see teachers who looked like them and develop the next generation of dancers for the concert stage who would sustain Black dance.

Within the past 15 years, there is so much I could say and so many memories that come dancing in my mind that includes the best of times to the most challenging of times. The one thing that I can say without hesitation is THANK YOU!!!! Thank you to the countless teaching artist, student dancers, parents, board, staff, funders, supporters, audience members who for 15 years have supported my vision and dream and helped to make HDAT a successful business.

Who knew that in year 15 we would face a global pandemic that would shift our day-to-day way of doing things and catapult us into digging deeper into our creative essence to come out of this stronger, bolder, and more bodacious!

These past 15 years have brought me so much joy seeing Black and Brown children develop in dance, learn and become more knowledgeable about their culture, become more confident in who they are, find their voice, and soar to their greatest heights. I am Blessed and grateful for all who continue to support HDAT and I look forward to celebrating with you in style and in-person in the future.

To God Be The Glory for the Things He Has Done!!!!

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Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT)

2900 Bedford Avenue

Second Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

412-586-7903

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E.A. Smith

Hill Dance Academy Theatre is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization located in the Historic Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

The Mission of Hill Dance Academy Theatre, to develop and train students 3 to 18-year-olds, in Black Dance Traditions, expand knowledge of Black Dance Traditions and develop emerging Dance Artists to sustain Black Dance as an Art form in Black communities.

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