What Moving Forward Dance Studio and Rebekah Mawuko Did:
The Moving Forward Dance Studio offered a large selection of classes throughout its duration, including African dance and drum, hip hop, Zumba, ballet, Capoeira, costume design, and musical theater. Local professional instructors assisted with many of the classes and integrated life skills learning into the sessions to help with healthy relationships, leadership, teamwork, following instructions, and self respect.
The studio was also a space for local dance and music groups such as the Royal Envy Dance Team and the Mawre and Co. Troop, and for instructional mentoring for advanced students, many of whom went on to perform professionally. All classes were family friendly, and some were designed specifically for infants and mothers, or children under the age of five.
Along with regular classes, Mawuko put on a summer camp for young children focusing on African dance, music, and culture.