Sac Dance Lab
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Make the Sacramento Kings dancers a community-led team
#SACRAMENTODANCERS a proposal by Sac Dance Lab and its community membersA COMMUNITY-LED, VERSATILE AND INCLUSIVE SACRAMENTO KINGS DANCE TEAM Imagine an NBA dance team that performs a variety of styles, has versatile dancers and showcases original choreography by local artists! Sac Dance Lab aims to work with the Sacramento Kings as a creative consultant to develop a community-led dance team that truly represents our city’s style, culture and people. Since opening in 2017, Sac Dance Lab has grown to be the hub of commercial dance training and dance gig opportunities in the region. The studio hosts over 100 classes weekly for kids and adults in hip hop, jazz, heels, contemporary and more. Our team of instructors has helped train many now-professionals for dance jobs with the NBA, NFL, national tours and music videos. Our community is not short on dedication, skill or talent, but we need access to opportunities to share our craft - especially as we emerge from a pandemic. Ideally, Sac Dance Lab would become the training space and community connection for the Sacramento Kings dance team. Sac Dance Lab aims to be a resource for the Kings and the local dance community by implementing a collaboration plan that improves the team’s quality, diversity and professionalism each season. This plan would leverage the individual strengths of each organization for maximum community benefit, engagement and representation. That means our community could be directly involved in preparing dancers and creating a community judging panel for auditions, providing custom choreography for home games and delivering a polished product on and off the court. We feel confident taking this challenge on because of our talented network; many Sacramento Kings Dancers and 916 Crew members are regularly involved with our studio as instructors, choreographers and dancers. Our combined experience, hard work and desire to propel the local dance industry has inspired us to make this request. By working directly with a community of local movement artists and a studio that specializes in adult commercial dance training, the Kings can become powerful contributors to Sacramento’s creative economy while proudly offering an innovative approach to in-game entertainment. One of the greatest things the Kings can offer Sacramento artists is a well-defined, professional performance dance team that kids and young artists can look up to - and aspiring performers can strive for. We believe we’ve got what it takes to be the next official dance studio for the Sacramento Kings dancers. If you believe in us, too, SIGN OUR PETITION!SEE OUR PLAN FOR THE 2021-22 SEASON!HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?Share our petition with everyone you know! Also, if you're a Kings season ticket holder, reach out to your ticket sales rep and let them know about it!