CONGRATULATIONS to CAST MEMBERS of the WEEK:
RED SHIRT Anthony P.
BLUE SHIRT Juan B.
FRESHMENTOR John L.
MENTOR Tiyana G.
DIRECTOR Kevin K.
Congrats to all and come back to see our photo updates after Wednesday!
Our traditional Winter Fundraiser has begun!
Our Daedream 30th Anniversary merchandise catalog is ready and orders can be made any time! We have our old favorites and a host of new things!
Items will make perfect holiday gifts for our cast and our supporters! Download the catalog below and start shopping! All proceeds go to our spring production costs!
Come support us in February!
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Make a donation!
Sometimes throughout the program, we have what we call "Surprise Dances," and the mentors and some of the cast members sign up.
During the Surprise Dances, nothing is known to the volunteers. They do not know the genre, the music or the tempo of the pieces. AT ALL. They choose a number, and then that corresponding track is played. They must improvise the whole thing. On the spot. Right. Then.
We are sure you join us in being amazed. These performances look almost REHEARSED and they are not!
Watch some tidbits below. Included are Marlon (10 years), Ron (5 years), Torey (8 years), Aicha (4 years), Deandre (11 years) and Kevin (7 years).
Aicha has had 3 years of formal training. The rest - none.
She was under the weather that day and STILL sang like a songbird! Great job! Elsa is one of the 8th graders up for mentorship promotion this year!
Daedream performs at Woolsey Hall....with Thelonious S. Monk III for Monk Collective Hurricane Relief Event
Thanks to Marcella Monk Flake, a long-time colleague and friend of our Executive Director, Ms. Francis, select members of Daedream were able to perform this evening at Woolsey Hall, and what an honor it was.
In attendance were Directors Kevin, Torey, Deandre and Ronald, mentors Marlon, JeVaughn, Tiyana and Frenchie, Junior Mentor Candidates Nelly, Savanna, Jay, Kayla, Taryn and Aissatou, and 7th grade lead singer, Julieanne.
What an amazing job. After the piece was over, Thelonious Monk called them back and they got a standing ovation from the audience. I had to cut the post in parts. The video was too large. Watch below (choreography Kevin Kelly, Deandre Ward and Torey Robinson)
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