I would first like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Bring It to the Marley. Rooted in African-American culture and traditions while uplifting the art form of dance, my mission is to provide quality activities and experiences to African American children from all social-economic backgrounds through dance education, dance outreach, producing on- stage dance opportunities, as well as training and coaching dance educators and dance studio owners. All while preparing youngsters to be productive members of society, pushing many different cultural-dance ideologies and, informing children of the many careers in dance.
Last year BIITM culminated in over 200 children from dance studios across the east coast performing together in one show. We also awarded youngsters with over $15,000 dollars in dance scholarships. This event aims to give kids more on-stage performance experience. But its main objective is to foster community. To that end, it's proven to be a success! Once again thank for your support and let's make BITTMS6 the best one yet.
"It Takes A Village" ~
VIRTUAL SEASON 7
What is Bring It To The Marley?
How does it operate?
BITTM is a dance studio and children's dance company Showcase. Studios from across the region come together to showcase their dance companies. No judges, No scores, just the stage and a safe opportunity for our youngsters to gain the experience they need and deserve.
BITTM welcomes any style of dance. Each studio will receive between 5-7 minutes (the time may change depending on the number of participating studios) to perform as many dances they would like. For example, one (1) seven-minute dance or seven(?) one minute dances.
Yes, each studio will get a designated time to space their dance (s) before the start of the show.