Let's Dive Deeper in 

Part 2 of

Racism & the Dance World

SATURDAY, JUNE 20 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET (US)

Minimum Contribution: $10

Minimum Age: 15 years old

A portion of the proceeds is being donated to the Equal Justice Initiative, Black Parent Initiative, and Chloe & Maud Foundation

Need a scholarship seat? Email [email protected]


In This ZOOM Seminar



Review & Analysis of the "Historical Backdrop"

We'll do a review of the "Part 1 Backdrop" concepts, and then examine ADDITIONAL historical issues more closely...new concepts and insights that were not address in the "Part 1" seminar.


Case Study Analysis

We'll take a look at more real-life case studies of how race impacts the dance world, from the studio to the stage


The Way Forward

Whether you are a casting director, student, professional dancer, dance teacher, choreographer, studio owner or company director, there ARE tangible things you can do to bring about positive change that brings a just peace to our communities, our nation, and our world.


About the Workshop Presenter


Hi, I'm Karida, and I am a professional dancer, dance educator, artist-in-residence, and trainer of tap dance teachers.

My performing credits include

Radio City Rockettes,

Cirque du Soleil, and

Dorrance Dance.

My experiences as an educator include: 

* Pace University Commercial Dance Program (Professor for Tap Dance),

* Broadway Dance Center in NYC (Tap Dance Faculty),

* Tap festivals across North America

* Various dance conventions

* 17+ years of recreational & competitive dance studio teaching

* Guest performer & lecturer in K-8 schools, providing a historical perspective and social context for Tap dance and Body percussion (since 2016). 

In 2018 I founded the Tap Teachers' Lounge - an online training program for Tap dance teachers in the dance studio setting.  






None. I am not registered with any political party. This is not a presentation motivated by partisan politics.

This seminar is for those who have a sincere desire in their hearts to move towards a more just and unified society.

This presentation will give more insights to those who:

1) Have Black students, collaborators (or People of Color in general), and need to get a better context of what they may be experiencing, and discover ways to support them.

2) Are generally unfamiliar with matters of racism, and have a sincere desire to learn more

3) Recognize that they may be mis-informed on some race matters, and are sincerely interested in gaining a clearer perspective 

4) Are informed about the basic aspects racism, but are looking to gain deeper context and insights

1) People who are not willing to expand or change their perspective

2) People who want to engage in partisan political arguments that distract from the humanitarian Issues that transcend party lines

3) Anyone who is unwilling to engage in discussion that respects everyone's human dignity. We can disagree without resorting to disrespect. 

4) Anyone who is wants to say inflammatory things to start "arguments for sport", while others are trying to have serious dialogue. #NoTrolls

The presentation will on Zoom, and will last about 1 hr and 15 minutes, and there will be some time for Q&A afterward.

Throughout the recent crises, I've encouraged dancers and dance teachers to maintain the value of their work, so I'm taking my own advice!

This presentation will be based on my professional work as an artist-in-residence that I've been doing since 2016. 

I've kept the minimum contribution very low ($10), to make it accessible to as many people as possible. $10 is below the value of the seminar, so feel free to contribute more if you wish! 

A portion of the proceeds is being donated to:

Equal Justice Initiative

Black Parent Initiative

Chloe & Maud Foundation

While this is a conversation about making the world a more just and safe place for our children, we will address sensitive material in a way that is more suited to a mature audience. 

I do believe that high school aged students are capable of handling the content, but 15 is the minimum age I feel comfortable with.

Parents of younger dance students are HIGHLY encouraged to attend, and then decide what & how to share with their children. 

1. Racism & The Dance World, PART 2

Saturday, June 20th at

12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET (US)


2. Part 2 of Racism & the Dance World will be on:

Saturday, June 20th at

12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET (US)

At the moment, I have decided there will be no recordings offered. 

No recording of the seminars is permitted.


Step 1: Please send a spreadsheet (google sheet, etc) with the name and email of each person, and send it to:

[email protected]

Step 2: Please send payment for the group via Venmo or PayPal:

Venmo: @Karida-GriffithWalker

PayPal: [email protected]

Limited scholarship seats are available! Email [email protected] for more info.