Que Rico Dance Company LA is one of the I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles’ beloved service partners. Que Rico partners with a number organizations to give back to those in need through their “Dance for a Cause” program, which provides dance classes and lessons for those who would like to learn or improve their dancing skills. Like Que Rico, our array of service partners help us provide our disadvantaged youth whole child education support through diverse activities, cultural enrichment, and programming for our student Dreamers. Partnerships include the creative arts, such as dance with Que Rico, fitness, health, healthy eating, horseback riding, academics, and more. IHADLA is proud to have the excellent partnerships we do to helping to enrich the lives of our Dreamers.
Que Rico LA Dance Classes Support IHADLA Whole Child Education for Disadvantaged Youth
Our Dreamers benefit tremendously from the dance and life lessons Que Rico and their very talented staff provide. Jorge, Que Rico’s founder, comes in and personally teaches our Dreamers from Program 18 in Watts different dance styles. Jorge and his colleague Aubrey have also been Dream Speakers and shared their stories with our Dreamers. Jorge grew up in Los Angeles, and Aubrey also has LA roots. Jorge and Aubrey are wonderful, and the kids love them.
Our Dreamers have been taking dance classes with the Que Rico crew for the past semester to learn new dance styles and have been practicing to impress their families and themselves by putting on a dance performance. In December, our Program 18 Dreamers from Watts showed off their dance moves and made Que Rico proud as they performed in their school cafeteria. It was excellent, and we can tell that the Dreamers have gained a huge amount of confidence from the dance lessons. IHADLA is very fortunate to have a wonderful service partner like Que Rico to bring such fun, creativity, and positivity into our programming.
Thank you, Que Rico, for graciously providing our Program 18 Dreamers in Watts with confidence, new skills, and wonderful opportunities and memories.