Tonight Downtown’s FootLights program hosted their second annual “Taste of Culture” event. Students “wowed” their families and friends with some outstanding voice, African drumming, ballroom dancing, and spoken word performances. The students performed a beautiful version of “We are the World”.
The students have been working on these performances in preparation for their end of year show at Aetna on June 19th at 6:30pm. This is where they showcase all the incredible work that they have put in throughout the year.
This is the second year I have had the opportunity to watch this performance and as always I am so proud of the work that we do at the Y. For these students, this is a very big deal. The pride that they show in what they do and the joy that it so obviously brings to them is very special. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing program on offer to our youth at the Downtown Y. Many of these children would not have the opportunity to take voice lessons or learn to ballroom dance if it was not for a program like this. We are so fortunate to have talented and generous instructors who make this program possible.