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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Founded in 1969, the Dance Theatre of Harlem is still considered to be one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings, inspiring and allowing children to learn about dance and the allied arts.

Now in its fifth decade of dancing, the company is bringing the passion of dance to young children in Kansas City.

Virginia Johnson, founding member of the theatre, former prima ballerina and now artistic director appeared on Thursday’s FOX 4 Morning Show to talk about the dance theatre and its future.

The Harriman-Jewell Series is bringing The Dance Theatre of Harlem, which will host a lecture and demonstration titled Dancers on Dancing for students on Tuesday. Classes are free, but reservations are required.  To reserve a spot, call (816) 931-2299

The company will also be performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are still available for the performance  Click here for more information.

You can find more information about the Dance Theatre of Harlem on their web site.