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Supported by The Continuing the Legacy Dance Foundation Bridge Program

Curated by Bernard H Gaddis & Avree Walker

The collaboration between Contemporary West Dance Theatre and the West Las Vegas Arts Center, is an extension program of both organizations, meant to shape young budding dancers within the community, by providing an opportunity for students of the West las Vegas Arts Center to continue to train and perform at a professional level with world renown teaching artist and choreographers that CWDT, WLV and the CLV Office of Cultural Affairs engages. This collaborative program is designed to increase training hours which will help excel the students to a professional level in the arts.
“ARTSWORK” is a program for young dancers Junior High – High School. The ARTSWORK program focuses on codified dance techniques, and also gives students the opportunity to perform both nationally and Internationally. The proposed start date would be September 9, 2020 Pending Pandemic outcome. The program days that are being considered are weekly Wednesday – Saturday. If you are interested please contact Program Director: Avree Walker at for more information!


Fall Schedule: September 2020


3:30pm – 5:00pm Horton II & Ballet I / Bernard H Gaddis- Sophie Henning (CHA Center)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Horton I & Ballet II/ Kareem William Best – Sophie Henning (CHA Center)


3:30pm – 5:00pm Contemporary I & West African II/ Kareem William Best – Tuwani Palacio (CHA Center)
5:00pm – 6:30pm Contemporary Modern II & West African I/ Justus Whitfield – Tuwani Palacio (CHA Center)


3:00pm – 4:00pm Jazz I & Jazz House II/ Koura Wright – Justus Whitfield (CHAC Center)
4:00pm – 6:30pm Performance Ensemble I&II/Avree Walker – Koura Wright – Kareem William Best (CHAC Center)


1:00pm – 2:30pm Ballet II & Theatre I / Bernard H Gaddis – Joe Souza (WLV Center)
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break Sanitation Cleaning
3:00pm – 4:00pm Ballet I & Theatre II/ Bernard H Gaddis – Joe Souza (WLV Center)
4:00pm – 4:30pm Lunch Break Sanitation Cleaning
4:30pm – 6:00pm Performance Ensemble I&II/Avree Walker-Koura Wright – Kareem William Best (WLV Center)