Taylorsville, NC – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center and Alexander Library Partner for Free “Dancing Stories” Program

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center and the Alexander County Library will partner to share an exciting, free program for students of all ages. “Dancing Stories” by April Turner uses traditional dances, stories and songs to affirm community-building concepts such as “working together” “integrity” and “perseverance.”

This free community event will be held on Friday, June 28th at 1:00pm on the lawn of the Alexander County Library in Taylorsville (77 1st Ave SW). Everyone is welcome to participate. Limited picnic bench seating will be available but patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. In the event of rain, the program will be moved inside the library.

In a program that combines song, dance, and storytelling, April Turner of Life As Art Productions will take the audience on a fun, high-energy, inspiring journey through traditional West African culture. Audience participation will allow some to play instruments and dance at the end of the performance.

The Alexander County Library will sponsor a free make and take craft inspired by the performance.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email info@hiddenitearts.org or visit www.hiddenitearts.org

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, and the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.
Photo: April Turner of Life As Art Productions.