We are a young people’s performing arts company that focuses on African and African American culture. We use traditional and contemporary songs, dance and movement to teach principles of community building, self-determination, and spirituality.
Our performing arts program is for dedicated young people who have a passion for dance, singing, and musical theater. Participants audition to become a member of the program's Dance Company and develop their skills in areas of vocals, movement, choreography, and stage performance.
Taratibu Youth Association has been connecting community members with dance in an effort to inspire and help build a stronger community. Programming includes workshops, classes, and performances in schools, community centers, and churches throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Since 2010 Taratibu Youth Association has been exploring the arts and culture of Africa and the Caribbean through its Cross-Cultural International Exchange Program. In 2010 Taratibu Youth Association toured and performed in Ghana, Togo, and Benin. In 2011, we traveled to Tanzania and in 2013, we went to South Africa.