2017-11-22 / What's Happening

Black Friday DanceFest to benefit local charities and students



Berkeley Springs artist and Morgan Arts Council arts integration teacher Jennifer "Jensuya" Carpenter Peak is holding Black Friday Benefit DanceFest 2017, a one-day festival of dance workshops to fund 2018 music, dance and culture programs at Morgan County's Starting Points, Headstart and Senior Life Services. The benefit will be held on November 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving, at the Morgan Arts Council Ice House in Berkeley Springs. The dance workshops for teens, adults and seniors offer a way to "burn off" the Thanksgiving dinner while funding community charities. Students 14 to 17 years old are welcome to attend for free when accompanied by a paying adult. "We have given so many programs pro bono for great charities. Black Friday Benefit DanceFest is our means to continue funding them," says Carpenter-Peak. Along with her companies Jensuya Belly Dance and TarabRaqs, Carpenter-Peak has taught, lectured and performed in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, festivals, private events and public venues. They are recognized nationally for their innovation in educating American youth about other cultures through music and dance. Call 304-258- 7647 to register. tripod photo by Robert Peak Berkeley Springs artist and Morgan Arts Council arts integration teacher Jennifer "Jensuya" Carpenter Peak is holding Black Friday Benefit DanceFest 2017, a one-day festival of dance workshops to fund 2018 music, dance and culture programs at Morgan County's Starting Points, Headstart and Senior Life Services. The benefit will be held on November 24, the Friday after Thanksgiving, at the Morgan Arts Council Ice House in Berkeley Springs. The dance workshops for teens, adults and seniors offer a way to "burn off" the Thanksgiving dinner while funding community charities. Students 14 to 17 years old are welcome to attend for free when accompanied by a paying adult. "We have given so many programs pro bono for great charities. Black Friday Benefit DanceFest is our means to continue funding them," says Carpenter-Peak. Along with her companies Jensuya Belly Dance and TarabRaqs, Carpenter-Peak has taught, lectured and performed in schools, colleges, universities, libraries, government agencies, festivals, private events and public venues. They are recognized nationally for their innovation in educating American youth about other cultures through music and dance. Call 304-258- 7647 to register. tripod photo by Robert Peak

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