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ATX Youth Summit 2016: "A Celebration Teen of Creativity"

Women in Jazz Association, Inc

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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ATX Youth Summit 2016




Monday, February 15, 2016

Who should attend?  Youth ages 8 to 17

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.                                Location: George Washington Carver Foyer 

Registration Open

Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Opening General Session       Location: Boyd Vance Theater

Welcome and Summit Overview                       

Pamela Hart, Co-Founder

Women in Jazz Association, Inc., Austin, Texas



SPECIAL SESSION          9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


Born Again Bodies Transformational Programs, Dance and Fitness

Location: Boyd Vance Theatre


Health and fitness is the entry point for being successful in all walks of life. Learn how you can be better at anything you do by first taking care of you!


Instructor:  Pam Parker, Founder Born Again Bodies




Voices from Around the World

Location:     Boyd Vance Theatre

Hartt and Nada Stearns take youth on a fun and interactive musical adventure from India to Brazil, Japan to Africa with beautiful costimes and songs. 

Instructors:     Hartt and Nada Stearns, Co-Founders, One World Theatre


Ballet Afrique Dance Workshop           

Location:  Dance Studio


Learn a dance routine from Choreographer China Smith and see how the pros get started in tap, jazz, ballet, hop hop and modern dance!


Instructor:       China Smith, Choreographer and Executive Director

                       Ballet Afrique Dance Company




Let’s Make a Film       10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location:  Carver Classroom

Lights…  Camera…  Action!!!  Learn how to make a short film.  Get ready for this fast paced session! There will be a short script.  Attendees will be assigned roles such as actors, camera operator, set designer, script supervisor, lighting technician, boom operator and more…  We will rehearse, film, edit and view a short film.  Attendees are asked to provide an email address to which the link for the short film will be sent to share with others.

Instructor:      Winston G. Williams, Co-Founder and Executive Team Member 

                      Capital City Black Film Festival



11:30-12:15 Lunch Break



12:30 – 2:00 pm



Women in Jazz, Inc. Singer’s Performance Workshop

Location: Boyd Vance Theatre

This dynamic and interactive session will focus on effective communication and performance techniques in music. Sing with a live band and learn how to direct them to play the song the way you want to sing it. Sing jazz, Gospel and soul or perform spoken word. Learn how to move on the stage and capture your audience as you sing in your own style!

Instructor:       Pamela Hart, Co-Founder

                            Women in Jazz Association, Inc.


Dancing with Ashe Academy

Location: Dance Studio


Learn a dance routine from Choreographer Sade Jones and see how the pros get started in tap, jazz, ballet, hop hop and modern dance!




Instructor:       Sade Jones, Choreographer


                       Ashe Academy - Institute of African diaspora Arts



2:00 – 3:00 p.m.        

Location:  Boyd Vance Theatre


Pamela Hart and students will showcase vocal jazz with the James Polk Trio. This session is open to summit participants, parents and guests.

Contact Women in Jazz:  512-258-6947


Have questions about ATX Youth Summit 2016: "A Celebration Teen of Creativity"? Contact Women in Jazz Association, Inc

When & Where

George Washington Carver Cultural Center
Classroom/Boyd Vance Theater
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

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Women in Jazz Association, Inc

Non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raise funds by producing concerts and workshops. The purpose of Women in Jazz Association is to perpetuate the appreciation and performance of traditional jazz vocal and instrumental music. As vocal jazz is a declining art form, this purpose is charitable -- the protection and preservation of a valuable art form called jazz; that is, vocal jazz. It is through concerts, educational workshops, and performance opportunities of singers that provide the means to the end -- perpetuate vocal jazz music.

Contact:  512-258-6947

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