Charitable foundation provides a reason to dance


The Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) Foundation has been awarded $50,000 grant for its dance program.

The grant is courtesy of the Surdna Foundation, whose stated purpose is to create just and sustainable communities. According to the foundation, AVPA Dance fits within Surdna’s goal of providing opportunities for the artistic advancement of teens. Long-term, the foundation expects teens from many cultures to contribute to the artistic fabric of the United States and to contribute to the evolution of new art forms.

The funds, $25,000 for each of two years, will enhance the AVPA Dance program by extending class offerings, expanding curriculum development, adding enrichment activities and further developing the artistic advancement opportunities available to AVPA Dance students.