This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
If you were invited to dance for the President, you’d want it be the best dance ever, right? That’s just what young Yelia thinks too! Come along as she visits her grandmother in Cuba, infusing her hip-hop style from back home with a little salsa flavor! The audience gets to dance along in this dynamic participation play where just one actress—master teaching artist, dancer, actress, playwright, and director Paige Hernandez—creates three generations of lively women. Journey with Yelia as she discovers the fun of her multi-cultural heritage.
Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, English Language Arts, and Social Sciences.
Recommended for grades PreK-2
Performance length: 40 minutes
Campaign for Young Audiences
- Phyllis & Kyle Robeson, Lead Sponsors
- In Memory of Mary Ellen Wonderlin
- Susan & Michael Haney
- Gertrude Brokaw McCloy Endowment
- Dr. Donna Murray Tiedge & Robert Tiedge
- WCIA 3
Youth Series Programming
- Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
- Leslie & Gary Mason
- Brenda & Stephen Pacey
- Jill & James Quisenberry
- Prudence & Bernard Spodek
- The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
- Anne & David Sharpe in Memory of Charles R. & Valeria Novak Taylor
- UpClose Marketing & Printing
- Illinois Arts Council
- National Endowment for the Arts
Krannert Center thanks our Youth Series sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them, to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about supporting the Youth Series »