Dance Heritage Festival!

Presented by Movin’ Legacy and Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration

A festival bringing together the many shades of dance carrying the passion, stories, and rhythm of black culture!  Take dance classes with the entertainment industry's leading choreographers for music icons  Beyoncé, Usher, Jennifer Lopez and many more! Step your dance game up to the next level and register for the 1st Annual Dance Heritage Festival TODAY!

For those interested in having fun, please join us as no previous dance classes are required. For aspiring professional dancers, build your resume' and receive instruction and moves from some of the best in the industry. Classes are open to students from the age of 15 and older. There is a registration fee of $10.00 per class.

Registration and check-in are 30 minutes before each scheduled class.

*Movin' Legacy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to forward dance legacy through preservation, cultivation, and celebration of Africa and the African Diaspora.


Saturday, July 20th at 3:30 PM in the Exhibit Hall, Jeffrey Page will feature a special FREE “line dance" class along with a DANCE BATTLE! 

The winner will take home a cash prize of $1000, all are welcome!!!!  DJ Lady Shay on the ones and twos!


Our Classes

  • Dance Hall - Learn the hottest dance moves to come out of the bashment scenes from Jamaica and beyond!
  • Hip Hop - Up your skills!  This class fuses multiple street dance styles to the hottest hip hop music.
  • Heels - Come unleash your power in this fierce class! Learn multiple dance forms that teach you how to WERK, all in HEELS.
  • Jazz - Learn to combine the techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance.
  • Afrobeat - Get your bone-deep groove on! Experience the hottest dance and music craze infecting the globe, coming out of Africa and beyond.
  • Jazz/Funk - Be prepared to smile, sweat, and sizzle to dance moves which include classical ballet, old school, and EVEN a few elements from Beyonce’s stage routines.

Our Schedule

All classes, except 3:30 Saturday,  are at Indiana Black Expo's Performing Arts Academy which is located at

601 N. Shortridge Road in the Crossroads Bible College.

Saturday's 3:30 PM class with Jeffrey Page will be at the Indiana Convention Center.

Wednesday–July 17th

10:00 AM–11:15 AM: Dancehall –  Kara Jenelle

11:30 AM–12:45 PM: Hip Hop –  Chonique

2:00 PM–3:15 PM: Heels –  Tasha B

3:30 PM–4:45 PM: Jazz –  Tamara

Friday–July 19th

10:00 AM–11:15 AM: Jazz/Funk – J.R.

11:30 AM–12:45 PM: Heels – Ashley Everett

2:00 PM–3:15 PM: Hip Hop – T.J. Monroe

3:30 PM–4:45 PM: Street Jazz – Jonte'

 

Thursday–July 18th

10:00 AM–11:15 AM: Performance Workshop – Chonique

11:30 AM–12:45 PM: Afrobeat – Kara Jenelle

2:00 PM–3:15 PM: Dancehall – Jarrett

3:30 PM–4:45 PM: Hip Hop – Tasha B

Saturday–July 20th

10:00 AM–11:15 AM: Street Jazz – Ashley Everett 

11:30 AM–12:45 PM: Performance Hip Hop – J.R.

2:00 PM–3:15 PM: Heels – Jonte'

3:30 PM–4:45 PM: Line Dance – Jeffrey Page

 

Jeffrey Page is an opera and theatre director of both classical and contemporary works. As director and choreographer, he spearheaded the 2015 and 2018 Tokyo productions of the musical Memphis, which received four Yomiuri Award nominations, including Best Musical. The first African American to be named the Marcus Institute Fellow for Opera Directing at The Juilliard School, he has also been nominated for an Emmy Award. Mr. Page has won an MTV Video Music Award for his work with Beyoncé, whose creative team has included him for more than 12 years.

His work was featured on Beyoncé’s "The Formation World Tour," in her historic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival performance, and in two of her HBO specials. Mr. Page was the associate creative director for Mariah Carey’s "Sweet, Sweet Fantasy" European Tour, and has been a featured choreographer on Fox Television’s "So You Think You Can Dance." Mr. Page was in the original, award-winning Broadway cast of Fela! (Eugene O’Neill Theatre).

He worked alongside Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori to choreograph the hit Broadway musical Violet starring Sutton Foster (Roundabout Theatre Company). At the Barrington Theatre Company, Mr. Page received glowing reviews as the choreographer for Company, and received a 2016 Berkshire Theater Award for his work on Broadway Bounty Hunter. In 2016, he established Movin’ Legacy as an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the ethnology and documentation of contemporary and traditional dance from Africa and the African diaspora. Jeffrey holds a Master’s of Fine Arts degree, with a concentration in Theatre Directing from Columbia University in New York City, and has been awarded the Chuck Davis Emerging Choreographer Fellowship from the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Currently, as choreographer, he is working with Diane Paulus and the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University to mount the Broadway production of 1776.