Since 1997, Garth Fagan Dance studio has honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior through dance.
This year is no different: With the dance company offering five free dance classes Monday morning. The classes began at 11 a.m. for kids and ended with a class for adults later on.
The school’s director told us this is the school’s way of honoring Dr. King’s legacy.
“Dance is a visual art form, and we’re using human beings to make this artform happen and human beings is what Dr. King was about,” said Natalie Rogeis-Cropper, school director. “How do we survive on this planet. How do we work togther, play together, sleep together. That really is the beauty of dance.”
Garth Fagan is a legend in American contemporary dance, and he founded his studio 49 years ago. He met Dr. King as a college student activist in Detroit.
The free classes on King’s holiday are a way to remind young people, never to forget King’s message of non-violence and peaceful change.