The University of Dubuque recently received a $5,000 Dubuque Racing Association grant in support of the 2018-2019 Heritage Center Youth Outreach Programming. The grant will support the following youth outreach activities:
- In September, Chicago Dance Crash will conduct two lecture demonstrations in Dubuque area schools as well as an afterschool activity open to students enrolled in area dance studios.
- In November, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass will travel to Western Dubuque High School in Epworth, IA for an outreach performance where band students from the Western Dubuque Community School District will have an opportunity to hear and benefit from a live concert experience with the nationally acclaimed ensemble.
- In January, Missoula Children’s Theatre, the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, will be in residence with Heritage Center to present Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.
- In February, Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings will travel to Platteville High School in Platteville, WI for an outreach performance in the school’s auditorium.
Heritage Center Youth Outreach Programming consists of youth-focused educational performing arts activities for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Professional, touring guest artists lead, guide, and perform activities ranging from performances and lecture demonstrations to more hands-on, interactive activities. Many of these activities occur at local schools in the region while some activities occur at Heritage Center. The immersive arts outreach experiences are supplemented by the opportunity for students and their families to attend mainstage performances onstage at Heritage Center.