Friday, September 6, 2019

Famed Choreographer Debbie Allen To Host Fine Arts Symposium On September 28


St. Philip’s School and Community Center will host its inaugural Fine Arts Symposium on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00am-4pm on the St. Philip’s campus located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in South Dallas. Join St. Philip's School and Community Center for a unique professional development experience with none other than Debbie Allen (sponsored by The Kimbrough Family Arts Fund). This one-day symposium will forge conversations and feature workshops around the inclusion of children of color in the arts during their primary years of education. Included in the event will be a Q&A luncheon with Debbie Allen and an optional master dance class (open to all disciplines) to round out the day! Studies show that involvement in the arts is linked to higher academic success, lower drop-out rates, increased social-emotional connections, and stimulates creativity, one of the most sought-after skills in today's job market! The St. Philip's Fine Arts Symposium will examine and strengthen our roles as educators to ensure there are equitable opportunities for children of color to receive the highest quality arts education. This event will be filled with powerful tools, strategies, and resources to create a network that educators can use for collaboration and accountability. Ideal for both in-class educators and arts administrative professionals, and practicing professionals. Event tickets are available. Please visit or call 214.421.5221 ext. 241 to purchase tickets.