Friday, January 20, 2012

NEWS RELEASE: Workshop for Students today to help cope with and stop violence in New Orleans

Workshop for John Dibert Community School Students today to help cope with and stop violence in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA, Friday, January 20, 2012 – Today Dancingman504 is doing two Heal2Toe ( dance workshops with students at John Dibert Community School.  Heal2Toe is a form of traditional dance and music, based on the New Orleans culture of ‘2nd Line’ parades.  The workshop, part of the “Move to Move On” approach, is taking place to give students an outlet in response to the recent and ongoing violence in the city. 


The Workshops will focus on:
  • The power that students have to be safe and have a future full of options
  • Having pride in their city, New Orleans
  • Why the world is attracted to New Orleans culture
  • How and why movement is important – inviting students to take part in movements that can calm the body and mind
  • What students can do to stop the violence

The workshops will take place from 2:30-4:30pm at John Dibert Community School, 4217 Orleans Avenue.  For more information, or to attend one of the workshops, please contact Rebekah Cain at 504-952-1331 or

John Dibert Community School
At John Dibert Community School, we will prepare all our students to attend a college-preparatory high school, graduate from a selective college and contribute positively to their community and environment.

FirstLine Schools
The mission of FirstLine Schools is to create and inspire great public schools in New Orleans.  FirstLine currently operates Samuel J. Green Charter School, Arthur Ashe Charter School, John Dibert Community School, Langston Hughes Academy, and Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School. 

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