Diverse Dances Demonstrate Black History at JFK

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As part of the school’s Black History Month Celebration, JFK welcomed the acclaimed multicultural Phyllis Rose Dance Company for another wide-ranging exhibition of the roots of African and African-American culture through vibrant music and dances.

In addition to costumed demonstrations of historic dances, the troupe’s presentation included a memorable performance by Roderick Jackson on the West African djembe drum, and a chance for the excited students to participate in a limbo dance.

“We hoped to bring a greater understanding and knowledge to our students of the multicultural origins of dance through active participation and the historical content provided during the show,” said Principal Susan Bonner. “The experience for our students was both rich and diverse.”