Growing Into Their Leotards

When you were a kid, did you know what you wanted to be? And if you did, did the goal stay the same longer than two weeks? Most kids are like magpies, flitting from soccer to bug camp to music lessons to the next shiny new thing their friends are doing. The young performers in the Dallas Black Dance Academy ensembles, however, clearly know what they want. Like, for now and ever. And while they may flit on stage, it’s with purpose and grace and probably more discipline than most adults have in their daily jobs. These dancers, students of the official school of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, are on a path, and if they succeed, they’ll be primed to audition for DBDT II (the semi-pro company of the DBDA), then the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, with opportunities to perform across the country and see a professional career in dance. St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts presents the inspired ensembles in a special performance taking them one step closer with a little time on stage 7 p.m. Friday in the Great Hall of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Matthew’s, 5100 Ross Ave. Admission is free. Visit
Fri., Oct. 17, 7 p.m., 2014
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Merritt Martin
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