To our Threads community,

Threads Dance Nexus is the future home for Threads Dance Project to operate, grow and most importantly, provide a center for the community to learn, experience, create and connect through movement.  A formal commitment is required from Threads by July 1st in order to move forward with the development of this space in the Focus Arts Building. This unique opportunity has arrived at a time of uncertainty for sure. Within the last week, this diverse and thriving community has been hit hard with physical damage and devastation in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. We are committed to embodying our mission of connection, using the unique power of movement to heal the community and move forward with open hearts and minds towards true justice and equality. The Threads board and staff see this as an chance to demonstrate hope in our future and commitment to the community.

Threads cannot fulfill this dream without your support. Our goal is to raise $235,000 to finance the build out of the Threads Dance Nexus.  If you are in a position to help, we humbly ask that you support this one-time request with a gift in any amount.  Your support of the Threads Dance Nexus will enable us to move forward boldly, fulfilling our mission to provide programming that meets the community’s needs both today and tomorrow.

If you can donate to aid us in fulfilling our mission, please do so at

Looking hopefully towards the future,

Karen L. Charles – Artistic/Executive Director



Look to our website for future information about performance dates


Auditions for Threads Dance
Postponed til summer 2020

Look to this page for future updates


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Education is a big part of what Threads Dance Project is all about!

A Message from Threads Dance:

Germaine Lindsey in The Secrets of Slave Songs 2014, photo by Alice Gebura
First and foremost, Threads Dance Project sends thoughts and prayers to George Floyd’s family and friends who will never again have an opportunity to be with him. We support all of those seeking justice and equity for George Floyd and all those whose lives seem to be less valued and whose voices are ignored.

Since its inception, Threads has sought to live on the precipice of human justice. To tell the stories of humanity whilst advocating for justice and equity for all. We stand with the Black community as they mourn yet another senseless death and advocate for justice. The expansiveness of the protests signifies a historical demarcation where we must not look back and say, yet again, nothing has changed. The racism, inequities and injustices that caused the death of George Floyd and the numerous others is not just a Black problem, it is everyone’s problem and it will take all of us to solve it.

We must all commit to advocating through our words, our actions and our art. That advocacy will look different for each of us, but we must commit to the struggle.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” ― Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings

Photo: Dancer Germaine Lindsey in "Secrets of Slave Songs." Photographer: Alice Gebura