CultureShift: 3D Dance Academy to kick off annual summer camp on Juneteenth

The nonprofit organization offers 10 weeks of activities for Detroit kids, from dance training to math tutoring.

Sharon Freed-Moreland smiles in front of the WDET logo

Sharon Freed-Moreland in the WDET studios on June 13, 2023.

3D Dance Academy in Detroit’s Live6 neighborhood is a nonprofit that has offered fun and affordable summer entertainment for local kids for 15 years. Their annual summer program takes place at Detroit’s Marygrove Conservancy featuring 10 weeks of activities including training in several different dance styles, Friday field trips, tutoring in math and reading, and free breakfast and lunch. This year’s program kicks off on Monday, June 19 and goes through Aug. 25.

Sharon Freed-Moreland is the Founder and CEO of 3D Dance Academy. She grew up in Detroit, studying dance in college, then traveling the world as a choreographer and dancer.

Freed-Moreland joined CultureShift to share how she discovered her calling for dance, working with Aretha Franklin and what to expect from this year’s summer program.

“It is my objective and my motive to keep dance alive and make sure children experience something that can possibly change your life like it did mine.” — Sharon Freed-Moreland, 3D Dance Academy

Listen: 3D Dance Academy to kick off annual summer camp on Juneteenth

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.