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Royal Expressions School of Dance, Afro-Jazz at The LeBauer Price/Bryan Pavilion

Founder and Director of Royal Expressions, Princess Howell Johnson has a lot of skills under her belt. She’s an international dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, and motivator. Princess always seemed to like dance the best, so she took a few lessons as a child, but most of her experience has been in choreography. She has choreographed dances since she was eight years old! Armed with both a dance and business degree, Princess went on to teach classes at Triple Threat Dancenter in Winston-Salem and High Point and then went on to establish Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet in 2009.

The School of Dance, a subset of Royal Expressions performed an Afro-Jazz contemporary routine that was in response to the current political climate. “This is a performance addressing issues of systemic racism in our communities. We wanted to express our frustration but also our hope for things to get better in regards to arts funding and performance opportunities for Black arts organizations in Greensboro.”

To learn more about Royal Expressions, check out their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Your Support Means a lot

Like all of our programs at Greensboro Downtown Parks, National Dance Day GSO is free to attend every year. We're proud to put this event on, showcasing the talented performing artists of our local community. Especially this year, when the corona virus pandemic has taken an incredible toll on non-profits like us, artists, and the entire creative sector, we're grateful to have this event as a shining example of what coming together looks like, even when we have to be apart. Support from individuals and sponsor organizations is critical to bolstering the work of the local arts and culture economy. You can lend your support by donating or becoming a Friend of the Park and help us continue to bring free programs to the public.

We especially want to thank generous sponsors for helping us to put this virtual event on this year:

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