Black History Month to be Celebrated through Dance at WWU

William Woods University is celebrating Black History Month with a dance performance by Outpouring Dance Ministry International and the Lincoln University Dance troupe.


The two groups will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.


According to Tammy Carter, director of multicultural affairs at WWU, the event, “Dance like David Danced,” will incorporate the foundation behind the African-American experience, which is religion.


“Every year I try to plan an event during Black History Month that is religious-based. The title, ‘Dance Like David Danced’ comes from the biblical story of King David as he danced in the streets,” Carter said.


The Outpouring Dance Ministry, directed by Candace Ingram, is an all-female company whose vision is to establish a community of faith-inspired dancers whose lives and dedication to ministry exemplify the transforming power of the cross and the glory of God.


The Lincoln University Dance Troup is a modern/jazz company that is composed of university students. Their repertoire that includes ballet, ethnic, street, lyrical and contemporary dance forms. Theresa Ferguson is the director.