Highlights TV Show Features Mid Atlantic Dance Initiative


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Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with HD Media, The Media Center and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show taped and premiering at 8:30 p.m. on May 2, 2022 highlights the Mid Atlantic Dance Initiative coming to Charleston, WV on May 6th & 7th, 2022.

The show can be viewed here!

This week we talked with Lori Streets Muldoon and Ashley Burton, both Board Members for the Mid Atlantic Dance Initative (MADI).


MADI brings together master teachers, college professors, professional companies, and dancers for a weekend of instruction, adjudication, and educational forums, culminating in a gala performance on Saturday night.  The performance will take place at Haddad Riverfront Park, Saturday, May 7th at 7:30pm.  The Gala Performance features professional companies from OH, WV, and PA, as well as guest artists. The performance is FREE to the public!!


During the festival, dancers can choose to be adjudicated by master teachers and college professors to compete for dance scholarships.  MADI will award $6,000 in scholarships to colleges, university, dance schools.  An additional $4,000 in cash will be awarded to dancers for use at a summer program of their choice.

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MADI will bring 185 dancers and their families to our city for a single purpose.  Inside and outside venues located in downtown spaces will be utilized for classes.  These classes are open for the public to audit.

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights Program, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.

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