WEBXTRA: Houston dance company performs for Lufkin Middle School students

Houston dance company performs for Lufkin Middle School students

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Students at Lufkin Middle School experienced an educational performance on Wednesday.

The Angelina Arts Alliance has brought in the Fly Dance Company to East Texas. The group will entertain, educate, and inspire close to 3,000 students in East Texas throughout the next three days.

Based in Houston, Fly Dance Company offers fun, fast-action, educational shows scripted and designed to deliver entertainment, knowledge, and important social messages to school-aged audiences.

Students at Lufkin middle school watched a Houston-based dance group perform in their auditorium today.

The group of 6 men offered a fresh take on overcoming obstacles to even bullying, sprinkled with some moves of their own. Their style is street dance, hip hop and classical music meet.

Giving middle-schoolers not only an entertaining lesson on music and dance but also making it educational.

Their dance moves are packed with messages of inspiration.

“Some of them got bullied when they were younger but they are still brave enough to get on stage as they gotten older and aren’t afraid to face their challenges,” Nunn said.

Challenges 6th grader Aria Nunn said she can relate having faced her own share of bullying.

A dance experience the sixth will never forget.

“That some people just aren’t kind. But when those people bully you can’t listen to them. You can’t let them bring you down. You still have to reach for what you want and you have to thrive for it so you can meet your goal,” Nunn said.

The fly group has been spreading their theatrical hip-hop around the world since 1992 and for the next three days 3,000 deep East Texas students will watch their performance.

“It was very inspirational about what you should do with your life instead of throwing it away for other bad things,” said Grant Bull, another 6th grader.

Schedule of performances:

  • Wed, Oct 9 @ 4:45 p.m. - Lufkin Boys and Girls Club
  • Thurs, Oct 10 @ 9 a.m. - Huntington High School
  • Thurs, Oct 10 @ 1 p.m. - Diboll Elementary (Temple)
  • Fri, Oct 11 @ 9 a.m. - Huntington High School
  • Fri, Oct 11 @ 10:30 - Huntington High School
  • Fri, Oct 11 @ 1:30 p.m. - Dunbar Elementary School

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