On November 1st, Garbo Piano Bar and The Swedes Bar will be welcoming students from Col. Volcanes located 24 minutes from Puerto Vallarta to participate with Kimberly LaRue NYC Dance Collaborative.
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Kimberly La Rue is a master teacher who has taught (Contemporary Jazz/Tap) throughout the United States, in Europe, and Mexico. She has enjoyed working with students at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and the 92ND Street Y/Harkness Dance in New York City. Her background includes acting, choreography and performance for musical theater and ballet productions. Ms. LaRue holds a M.A. in Dance and Dance Education and is on the faculty of the Creative Arts Laboratory, Teachers College Columbia University. She is owner/director of the Bridge for Dance and co-produces the Uptown Performance Series, a venue to showcase new choreography on the Upper WestSide of Manhattan.
Col. Volcanes is an extremely low-income area where kids have the opportunity to learn English, computer, and music, through the Volcanes Community Education Project.
The Volcanes Community Education Program is providing additional education free of charge to students (outside of the public funded school system) to give the poor children of this community an additional opportunity to learn in order to enhance their chances for better employment and to allow them to work towards breaking the cycle of poverty.
The November 1 show is also known as Dia de los Angelitos, the day in Mexico where children who have passed on are remembered and celebrated. This one-day dance performance and benefit pays tribute to those and the tradition of Mexico’s Day of the Dead.
Come and enjoy the show and help support the project through the purchase of a bracelet. The show begins at 7:30 PM outside of The Swedes in Pùlpito Plaza on the south end of Olas Altas.