Program Director and Artistic Director - Ms. Sharon Shakur, MA

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King`s contributions and sacrifice.  He spoke eloquently and fought tirelessly for educational excellence, access, and equity.

"Intelligence plus character - that is the true goal of education."  Source:  Dr. King

Thank you for being a part of Dance with Books.  Arts Education (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) is a vital component of every child`s educational journey.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dance with Books Winter Show Photos

Merry Christmas!
I pray that God's peace, prosperity, and healing bless you on your journey.

Thought I'd share some photos of my Students doing their Dance with Books Winter Holiday Show at the Trotter School in Roxbury (Boston), MA.

Students doing their Dance with Books Winter Holiday Show at the Mather School in Fields Corner (Boston), MA


Sharon Shakur, MA
Dance Educator

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Celebrate the Season

Dance with Books Students will be performing for their parents and school communities. A wonderful way to ring in the Holidays!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sharon Teaches Creative Dance for Kids

I will be leading a fun and creative dance and movement workshop for students ages 6  to 10.  "Creative Movement for Kids" will take place Saturday morning, November 14, at Brio Theatre in Winchester, MA. Check their website for more info at

Monday, October 26, 2015


The students, that I worked with at the RealLynn Organization, did an outstanding job dancing and acting at the annual fundraiser.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Side by Side Anti-Bullying Presentation

I have been choreographing a dance to the anti-bullying song "Side by Side."  The enthusiastic and committed students from Lynch Elementary School are rehearsing the dance which will be performed this Saturday.  Very Exciting!  For more details visit the Brio Theatre website at This anti-bullying presentation is a collaboration among Brio Theatre, One Stage Productions, and Winchester Multicultural Network. I greatly enjoy creating with and working with these talented artists.

View the short film of the Side by Side project:

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October is Anti-Bullying Month

In collaboration with Brio Theatre and, I am rehearsing students for their "Side by Side" Presenation. The project gets students informed about actions to take when they see bullying or are being bullied.