African American Dance Ensemble
The Legacy Continues
The Executive Director, Dr. Burch, the Board, Council of Elders, Dancers, and administrative team of the
African American Dance Ensemble would like to thank everyone for their support of the Kwanzaa
celebrations, Together at Kwanzaa.
We were excited to host two days of Kwanzaa, December 28th at C3 at the Venue, hosting our first
Kwanzaa in the city of Raleigh and back at the Historic Durham Armory for our 37th Annual
celebration. We have continued to dance and perform to help our community stay in shape and keep
healthy during these unprecedented times. Partnering with organizations and giving our time to sit on
communities for the Homeless and using our time and energies to educate and entertain.
To Venita Allen, thank you for being a wonderful MC. Your dedication and expertise are phenomenal. DJ Scoot, thank you for providing wonderful sound and music in Raleigh and Durham. We are thankful to Wool E. Bull and the Durham Fire Department for keeping the children entertained. To the Performers and Vendors, we thank you all for providing your best.
See you all next year!!!
Photo by: Juan Richardson
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE
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.
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
banner. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Us Help Our Youth
Baba Chuck Davis
January 1, 1937 - May 14, 2017