Kids have boundless energy. Dancers have energy with style. Combine the two and you have Move It or Lose It.
Ignite Dance Workshop, a non-profit organization, is partnering students with professional industry dancers for a performance at the Alex Theatre on Friday.
The organization is dedicated to community advocacy for youth through dance education, outreach and performance.
The show follows dance contestants made up of student dancers, dance professionals and audience members in a spoof of a television game show called, “Move It or Lose It.” To win, contestants answer questions about dance with their responses to all questions realized in dance form. Dance masters Rudolf Laban and Merce Cunningham developed the show.
This show will be active and interactive, but the most important part is it will involve students in the art of dance. The organization partners with the Glendale and the greater Los Angeles unified school districts targeting under-served communities of ethnic diversity. Ignite offers free school programs and scholarships and deals with the students in a one-on-one commitment. They receive support from the Glendale Arts Association, The Thomas Pentecost and Darryl Medeen Study Scholarship, Tri-Link Inc. and the community of Glendale.
For Friday’s performance, the participating dancers come from Mark Keppel and Thomas A. Edison elementary schools and Roosevelt Middle School.
The performance is at the Alex Theatre at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $16 to $35. For tickets, visit www.alextheatre.org or contact the Alex at (818) 243-2539.