RAGAMUFFIN MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY
Our mission is to provide local youth with access to affordable performing arts classes and camps, by offering these various programs through the
City of Pacific Grove Recreation Department.
Our goal is to serve the younger members of our diverse communities. We place a strong emphasis on the growth and development of a whole, healthy and happy child, and adolescent.
We try to create a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose and a sense of self. We help our students develop the skills neeeded to set and meet goals, and to develop opportunities for self-expression. We offer respect, guidance, discipline, safety, challenges, understanding, appreciation and tolerance. We hope that our students will learn to value their differences and their commonalities.
The DiFranco DanceProject and HEAT, our youth performance groups have a long history of performing and volunteering at local festivals, fairs, fundraisers and other special events.
Our Afro-Latin Jazz, Jazzamatazz and Ragamuffin Musical Theatre Company memberss have raised over $2000.00 through their class-time bottled water purchases, which have been donated to Heifer International, the Red Cross and Nothing But Nets and most recently, to the Karibou Centre for Children, in Kenya.
Reach For Our Dreams...
Honor Those Who Have Come before Us...
Accept the Blessings of the Universe
(Let's Pull Together)
THE "HARAMBE" SPIRIT...
with our local Afro-Brazilian Bateria 'SAMBA LEGAL' at
Pacific Grove's Good Old Days
At the ESALEN INTERNATIONAL ARTS and CULTURAL FESTIVAL,
in Big Sur, California, on July 3, 2010
Our dancers lead the Esalen Carnaval Parade with the renowned Cuban dancer, Katie Hernandez.
The dancers, including Soraya Levy (seen below), performed 'ADOUMA' to the accompaniment of the lengendary Afro-Cuban All-Stars.