America has a horrific problem with gun violence. As Miami Northwestern Senior High School pays tribute to students gunned down we choose to spotlight Traci Young-Byron a dance teacher, educator, choreographer living and working in the same community. Traci’s work educating dancers can now be seen on a new smash hit TV show called Step It Up. It is safe to say that Lifetime and Traci Young-Byron are saving lives. We ask our readers to share Traci’s story as it is sure to inspire others to demand change in your communities.
Traci Young-Byron has just landed her own TV show on Lifetime called Step It Up. Her 250 dancers are taught discipline, respect and are truly being saved from gun violence. It’s time to spotlight educators saving hundreds of lives, while every week dozens are killed in neighborhoods like Traci’s. Broadway Global spotlights Traci and her well trained dancers who we witnessed first hand during a rehearsal. We had seen Traci’s work in a TV show called Bring It also on Lifetime. Broadway Global’s dear friend Drama Teacher Charlotte Seward program is also saving lives. Her award winning work at Miami Northwestern Senior High School keeps drama students busy so they have no time for street violence. Gun violence plagues their surrounding community and our Nation. An introduction to Traci through Charlotte allowed Broadway Global to witness Traci Young-Byron‘s magic firsthand. Ironically international choreographer Ron Hutchins who we have spotlighted before for his dance shoe donations had also taught these students in Charlotte’s amazing drama program. It’s these educators who have captured our youth with a passion of drama, dance, arts, theatre, music and much more. The award winning educators are a beacon of light and shinning example for change in the United States Of America. Each teach respect, hard work, dedication through arts. Their programs are turning out successful youth as they move on to adult life.
As our Nation grieves for many youth killed by gun violence this year, we must honor Traci and Charlotte’s community by sharing the two 17 year old teens. Maurice Harris and Randall Dwaine Robinson III lives were tragically taken. We as a Nation must find ways to capture our youth and teach respect for life. USA Theatre Chat helps share auditions and show info to capture our youth’s passion for arts while sharing inspiring success stories like Traci Young-Byron, Charlotte Seward and Ron Hutchins. If we don’t educate our youth with respect for life, starting in Middle School, we are going to loose many more lives. Let us all take on gun violence by sharing powerful leaders in your communities who are bringing change.
Please share this article link with tributes of youth that have been killed in your communities, but list leaders who are saving lives. Watch Traci Young-Byron on Lifetime in a new National hit TV show called Step It Up. Finally America has a reality TV show that is educational and truly inspiring. Each show brings hope to our youth for change in America. If we don’t spotlight those leaders saving lives, the media will be filled with even more senseless killings. This realistic look into a community that has endured horrific numbers in teen loss can now celebrate a Reality TV Dance Show that is capturing hearts through the passion of dance. Step It Up America, we need more leaders like Traci Young-Byron, Charlotte Seward and Ron Hutchins. Don’t forget to share your local leaders on social media along with this article. We may spotlight a few in our next Broadway Global exclusive.
Step It Up is produced by Pilgrim Studios for LifeTime TV. Executive producers for Pilgrim are Craig Piligian and Derek W. Wan. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan executive produce the series for Lifetime. We can thank these TV producers for Step It Up. The all-new Lifetime docu-series follows Traci Young-Byron as she teaches discipline, dance, and life values. Step It Up also follows Traci’s dream of a dance studio. Step It Up shares Traci’s Mother approving of the dance space before her death. Much like the Own TV show that follows a family running a restaurant Sweetie Pies, Traci has given her husband the job of getting the dance studio together. We may find that she needed a contractor instead of her own husband, who is well educated in venue management. Step It Up isn’t just another dance show it follows growth in Traci’s adult life, business, dance team in an community that is known for devastating crime, much like many cities in our Nation.
Traci Young-Byron is a former Miami Heat Dancer. Her experience as a longtime team captain helps her use what some may see as unconventional methods to motivate her co-ed dance team. Lifetime states “For this company, the biggest competition isn’t other teams; it’s each other, as they must dance their hearts out to earn a coveted spot in a high-stakes performance each week. Step It Up premiered Friday, September 25, at 10:00 pm ET/PT. series moves to its regular time period airing on Friday, October 2 at 9pm ET/PT. Over the course of eight hour-long episodes, the YCDT dancers push themselves to the limit to perform at high-profile events. Traci’s tough, no-nonsense attitude prepares her meticulously trained and always-on-point dancers, who vary in age, for the myriad dance genres they face, including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, West African and hip-hop.
Broadway Global and Theatre Chat ask our 1800,000 fan base to support this artistic educational Lifetime TV show. Step It Up is saving lives and is an inspiration to our Nation. Please hashtag your social media posting #StepItUp, #TheatreChat #BroadwayGlobal on Facebook so we can spotlight your comments in our next exclusive.