Rooted in the African-American vernacular, this movement workshop with members of Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) celebrates the power of African-American social dance and its impact and influence on American dance forms throughout history.

Participants are taken on a social dance journey. From “the wing” to “the whip”, attendees investigate the ways communities used movement as a way of social expression including at times, protest, liberation, and/or healing or purely for fun and entertainment. By learning about the past, it is Camille’s hope that the spirit of expression through movement is embodied in our present day – providing the individual with a platform to celebrate their identity and to share their personal expression with the community of participants. Participant type: 7 years and older, no dance experience required

Juel D. Lane biography

Atlanta native, JUEL D. LANE received his training from Tri-Cities Visual & Performing Arts High School, The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He has performed nationally and internationally with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, and currently dances with Bessie Award winning Camille A. Brown & Dancers. In 2012, Lane became the first black independent Atlanta-based choreographer ever to be commissioned by the Atlanta Ballet, choreographing Moments of Dis for the company. He was featured in Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch in 2013. Lane has also released three dance on film projects: Just Another Day, How to Kill a Ghost, and When The Beat Drops. He was recently featured in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live and has choreographed for Ailey II and Dallas Black Dance Theatre.