straight Up and On PointeCategory: Other
Description: Straight Up and On Pointe is a social issue based performing arts program for teens, about teens. It gives teens, a productive outlet to express their hopes, dreams, and fears, through all aspects of performing arts.They tackle issues, such as peer pressure, bullying, gangs, teen violence, homelessness, world hunger, world peace, body image, as well as drugs and alcohol abuse, just to name a few. They are encouraged to come up with positive solutions through the art of writing and performing monologues, short skits, and the joy of improvisation. They also have the opportunity to highlight their individual talents through music, visual dance arts, poetry, singing, and a variety of other outlets. Teens often have a hard time talking about their fears and concerns and tend to keep their emotions bottled up inside. Straight Up and On Pointe not only gives them a voice but a platform that allows them to show the audience, a small glimpse into how they view the world around them.