Monday, April 2, 2012

Bullying takes center stage at Northeast

Stamford Advocate (Stamford, CT) March 30, 2012

"Eight local high school students spent their Friday morning on the stage at Northeast Elementary School, teaching young children a lesson about bullying, through dance and acting.
The dancers are members of Harmony Nation, an organization created by local dancer and choreographer Jimmy Locust, who earned national fame as a dancer for Paula Abdul and Michael and Janet Jackson. These days, Locust runs a Stamford dance studio, where he works with students to sharpen their dancing and acting skills.
While he spends much of his time in the studio mentoring students, Locust said Friday he feels most fulfilled when he and his dancers provide outreach to youth, specifically by helping kids understand how damaging bullying behaviors can be and how important it is to practice kindness in their daily lives." Read More

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