I attended the annual fund-raiser for the Capitol Movement Project last night at the Reserve in downtown DC. I’ve blogged a few times about CMP in the past, so some of this might be redundant, but I wanted to get the word out about our upcoming performance on Saturday, March 20th at the historic Lincoln Theatre (right next to Ben’s Chili Bowl).
Every year, I purchase a block of tickets and invite friends to the CMP performance. And, each year, my friends rave about what a great, entertaining gig they just witnessed. So, I want to keep spreading the word and help the CMP team sell out this year’s event.
Here’s some background info about CMP (fyi – I serve on their board of directors and have been a supporter of CMP from the beginning) — co-founded by Stephanie Jojokian (head of the Washington Redskins cheerleaders) and Amber Yancey, CMP is a first-rate organization. Per their website — the mission of CMP is “to build better lives through dance by partnering with community organizations to provide disadvantaged youth and underserved citizens the chance to participate and patronize the arts in Washington, DC.” CMP also aims to “create opportunities for underprivileged DC area dancers to train and perform at the professional level. We represent dance in all its forms and styles as this transcends all boundaries and nurtures our mission.”
If you like dance and the arts, I strongly encourage you to attend the upcoming annual performance, which will take place at 8:00 pm on Sat, March 20th at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U St.
Yes, a number of the dancers are Washington Redskins cheerleaders but it’s also a wide array of dancers … male and female … youth and adults. Three of my favorites every year are the three young ladies who nearly always steal the limelight. You’ll see a wide range of styles, including traditional, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, etc. You will be entertained – I guarantee it!
For more info, please visit our site at http://www.capitolmovement.org/home.htm.