Best of Kansas City 2017: Beauty & Arts

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  Best Dance Troupe

  Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey


   As the only official second home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kansas City is fortunate to have KCFAA and its inclusive programs. Alvin Ailey himself chose KC over Los Angeles in 1984 due to the positive response of the community to his company’s work. KCFAA strives to make dance accessible to all people, teach young people critical life skills and encourage diversity of people and ideas. Aside from offering dance workshops, camps, multimedia performances and year-round studio classes, KCFAA also hosts its annual Symposium, which fosters awareness of issues regarding diversity at the local, regional, national and international level. Be sure to stop by the studio in the 18th and Vine Jazz District on First Fridays for free dance lessons. 1714 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo., (816) 471-6003, kcfaa.org

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