HBCU Dance TEAMs – Black Tradition

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LaQuinda Grimes, MA Ethnochoreology

Former SC State Champagne Captain LaQuinda Grimes’ passions for dance, cultural studies, travel, and documentary film led her to a career in ethnochoreology. Her M.A. thesis research on HBCU Dancelines was one the very first academic pursuits of its kind and the extension of that research was funded by a 2016 National Geographic Young Explorers Grant from the Society’s Expedition Council. Grimes is currently using her research to develop curriculum and a book and a museum exhibit as the first steps in her goal to have The HBCU Danceline Style (and other vernacular dances of the African Diaspora) recognized as the practitioners’ intangible cultural heritage. Grimes plans to continue traveling and practicing ethnochoreological research with cultures around the world to develop entertaining, educational projects through her company SomewhereDancing, LLC. She is a member of Delta Phi Delta Dance Fraternity Inc. And Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

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Tekrema Center

The mission of and primary activities of Tekrema Center for Culture and Art are the maintenance, development and perseverance of African and African Diaspora art and culture through the performing and visual arts, humanities and educational programming related to issues which particularly affect the African-American community. The principal activities of Tekrema are the creation, acquisition, preservation, and research of arts; the creation of knowledge through training and research; and the dissemination of these resources through exhibitions, publications, public lectures, presentations, and education programs.

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