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Newave Ready to Take to the Stage


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) After four long years the dancers at Newave Studios are finally putting on their first performance and all the money raised is going toward “STEAM” programs for students.

      Eyewitness News Reporter Anja Whitehead takes us to the stage of the historic Ritz Theatre to show us what’s in store.

“I take this very seriously. It’s something I love to do. So if I have to keep going non-stop then I could really see myself being anywhere to be honest,” Said Elijah Johnson.  At Newave Studios in Downtown Scranton performers say dance is everything to them.

    “I hear what I hear and sometimes I just get up and dance. I just got to feel it to be honest,” Said Johnson

  “Overall I just kind of dance and I don’t really feel anything else aside from the euphoria after that,” Said Alexandria Cusumano.

 The first performance for the studio is a long time coming. The performances show different dances from all over the world bringing a number of cultures together.

  “It’s about how art is all types of things and so just focusing on one type of style would do it such a discredit,” Rashida Lovely, owner of Newave Studios wants to use the proceeds of the show to help students with a STEAM program.

  “The kids who may be hanging out not doing too much that’s positive can come in and see and be exposed to the sciences… I want to give it to the kids so they have more exposure to it.”

And to have their show at the Historic Ritz Theatre is a dream come true for Lovely, “The style of the theatre is really amazing it’s almost overwhelming to be in a space like this”.

The Performance Will Be Held This Sunday, April 14, At 4:30 At The “Ritz Theatre”.. In Downtown Scranton.

                To Get Tickets.. Visit “E-P Fashion” At the “Market Place” At Steamtown.

Learn more about the dance studio Click Here

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