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News - September 16, 2022

East Palo Alto's first permanent dance studio opens its doors

Mannakin Theater and Dance follows equity mission while enriching local community

by Jonas Pao

Behind the doors of a former East Palo Alto church at 1841 Bay Road, three rows of young dancers in yellow leotards and skirts, their hair loosely pulled up in buns or pigtails, jump across the dance floor while mimicking the instructor's every move. The room rings with the occasional sound of music, punctuated by the instructor's directions and reminders to keep quiet, as the children concentrate on honing their ballet skills.

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Jonas Pao is a former editorial intern for the Palo Alto Weekly.


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