BEAUTY FOR ASHES CONTEMPORARY SCHOOL OF DANCE (BFACSD) is as a performing arts organization that includes a repertory dance theater company (Riddick Dance). Both build bridges of understanding through the presentation, instruction and celebration of choreographic works, focusing on under-served communities while also addressing the broader public. As an independent non-profit organization the mission of BFACSD is twofold: to educate and create in the realm of contemporary dance.
Our Sense of Duty is to promote dance and other performing live arts education. We serve the underserved communities of the Hampton Roads, VA, region.Special attention is given to the needs and goals of our younger members of these communities, providing them with the tools of discipline, honesty, respect, integrity, creativity and a focused work attitude, regardless of economic or social background. These mores above are to be understood as vital to the health and well-being of the our organization and our community that we embed.
Our Goal at BEAUTY FOR ASHES CONTEMPORARY SCHOOL OF DANCE facilitates artistic collaborations, including but not limited to performances, workshops, seminars and community projects, thereby fostering grassroots involvement and increasing a general awareness of the performing arts in the Hampton Roads region and beyond. Through these efforts, new channels of creative dialog between dynamic cultural expressions including, but not limited to, dance, music, poetry, visual arts, and performance media, are established while existing avenues of creative dialog and cooperation can be broadened.