After consulting with the Board, Staff and Artists of AADE, and MUCH PRAYER! I have made the difficult decision that in-person AADE Kwanzaa Fest 2022 will be canceled
expeditiously. All VENDORS who have paid will receive full refund.
This was not an easy decision, but no celebration, no dance, no song, is
worth endangering the lives of our community. With the numbers of cases
rising, and the uncertainty of the Omicron variant, I cannot in good
conscience put performers and patrons and vendors in jeopardy.
Some will not like my decision and I respect that, but I must err on the side of caution. Please know that this was NOT easy, but we will work to have a virtual event.
I pray your safety and that you remain in good health.
Peace and Blessings!
Dr. B. Angeloe Burch Sr.
Photo credit: Juan Richardson
DAVIS-WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Davis-Williams Scholarship is named after the late Baba Chuck Davis, founder of the African American Dance Ensemble, The Chuck Davis Company and DanceAfrica and Mr. Jimmie Williams, former dancer of AADE.
The scholarship will be awarded to youth who are interested in the performing arts and desire to learn their craft
and pursue the art of dance and or teaching. We believe the education of our youth is important, and the way to
ensure the continuance of dance is to make sure that we do our part to assist those who desire to carry the banner.
The education of our youth is important, and the way to ensure the continuance of African and African American
Dance is to make sure that we do our part to physically, mentally and financially assist those who desire to carry the
Help Us Help Our Youth
The African American Dance Ensemble is a 501(c) 3 organization, and our mission is to preserve and share the finest traditions of African and African American Dance and Music through research, education, performance and entertainment; to focus on the health and education of our community.
Our purpose is to help our youth become more active through dance and the arts. With our motto: "Peace, Love, Respect for Everybody" the Ensemble celebrates traditional African culture, aesthetics and values to encourage cross-cultural dialogue, cooperation and understanding.
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