Hip-Hop & Modern Dance Workshops

These one-week hip-hop and modern dance workshop sessions are open to high school and middle school students. Each week-long session ends in a performance on Friday. All dancers are invited to come back to the two-week session at the end of June as talent for the “Sounds of Crosstown” music video shoot.

Session 1
June 5-12, 9 a.m.-noon
High School (9th-12th grade for upcoming school year)
25 students max

Session 2
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon
Middle School (6th-8th grade for upcoming school year)
25 students max

High School Volunteers needed for Session 2 (5 max)

*For both sessions, dancers must come with sneakers, an extra pair of socks, and dressed ready to move. Lunch and a water bottle are optional but encouraged!

For information, contact Jazmin Miller at

“Sounds of Crosstown” Music Video (2-week session)

If you’re interested in working with the camera or making beats, come and collaborate with us on making a music video at Crosstown Concourse! If you joined us for the sessions in “Hip-hop and Modern Dance” (see above), please join us again to showcase your skills in the video. Newcomers welcome as well!

80 students max
(60 dancers, 20 videographers/musicians)

June 19-23 and June 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon
Middle and High School students
Led by Justin Thompson, Lawrence Matthews & Choreographer

*Students should come dressed for warm weather (as we will be moving to various locales) to shoot the music video. A water bottle and a sacked lunch are highly encouraged!

For information, contact Jazmin Miller at

story booth afternoon workshops 

story booth is a space dedicated to helping young people in Memphis (aged 10-18) develop their own voices through creative and expository writing and other project-based art workshops. these workshops are free for participants.

these collaborations with professional artists and trained volunteers helps our participants see projects from inspiration to finished works and public recognition. we believe young people write and create with enthusiasm and increasing confidence when they see the steps of a particular artistic process lead to a final product, so each of our workshops is specifically designed to result in a finished work showcased in the most professional format possible—then published, performed, screened, or exhibited before a receptive audience.

Crosstown Arts