Chicago Youth Dance Coalition Hosts Annual Back to School Showcase

The Chicago Youth Dance Coalition held its Annual Back to School Showcase on Saturday, giving kids the opportunity to show off their talents in a positive light.

The event was held at Sherman Park Auditorium in the city's Englewood neighborhood and was hosted by the Chicago Defender Charities to highlight the positive opportunities available for Chicago's youth.

The CYDC is one of many dance teams to take part in the Bud Billiken Parade among many other events year-round, and Saturday's event gave members the opportunity to not only keep their skills fresh but to cultivate the sense of community that dancing creates.

"When I first started dancing I thought like, this is going to give me an opportunity to just think more about life than just being in the streets like other teens," said Kahari Green, one of the performers.

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