THE DANCE OUR LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP is a Celebration of Excellence Award designated for Two (2) Outstanding Dancers in the the Prince George's County Area who demonstrate both talent and merit to be able to attend the International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference in 2020.
Dance Applicants for this Award must submit a (2) essays and an audition video to be considered. Awardees will receive full coverage for the IABD Conference Registration, Transportation and Hotel Accommodation, and any Emergency costs.
Founded by Dance Scholar and Solo Performance Artist--Kayla Harley, started this initiative--to encourage the next generation of dancers to explore their options beyond the rehearsal and stage --to raise their personal standard of Expectation and Performance by enlisting humanity and academic achievement as an integral part of their growth and artistry. The Dance Our Legacy Scholarship stemmed from an effort to raise funds for IABD's overseas Hurricane Relief Campaign, "Keeping Dance Alive" to cover the costs of shipping. Shortly after, it incited instead an opportunity for Harley and a collective of other dance companies in the DC Metropolitan Area to give back to the community.....this time to their own.
After having been diagnosed with a Chronic Facial Pain/Nerve Condition Harley left the stage and began dedicating herself wholeheartedly to Arts Literature, Dance Education and Audience Engagement. She has authored (2) books which are made available in the IABD Library in print and for e-reading and publish review articles on Dance Performance and Theater. She is a Wellness Practitioner teaching GYROKINESIS for injury prevention and rehabilitation on dancing bodies. She is dedicated to Motivating and Mentoring the next generation of Artists to the fullest of her ability and has begun so by placing this footprint in her community.