It Was Show Stoppers Dance Winners At The PAL Harlem Center Champions Of 2021

April 18, 2021

On Friday, March 30, 2021, the Police Athletic League in Harlem announced the winners of its annual Showstoppers Dance Competition in a virtual celebration of dance.

Dance instructors worked with PAL children to keep the joy of movement going strong and focused on the theme, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes!”

Showstoppers honored front-line workers including first responders, medical personnel, police officers and the real life superheroes who help us every day, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Who is a hero?

The children collaborated with their instructors to interpret the theme, create choreography and present their dance routine.

The 2021 Showstoppers champions was the dance team from the PAL Harlem Center, 441 Manhattan Avenue at 119 Street. “We are so happy that we jumped up and touched the ceiling,” said PAL Harlem Center Director Jennie Bonilla.

This year, the PAL Showstoppers Dance Competition winners were announced in a virtual event.

Dana Wheeler, PAL Director of Education and Program Development, hosted the program, and Seth Pamperin was the Executive Producer.

PAL Dance Program Manager Sandy Elysée interviewed guest speaker Kai Martinez, a professional choreographer and movement coach, who was born and raised in New York City.

She shared her perspective with PAL members in a lively and informative dialogue and Q&A session.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country.

Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years.

PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 20,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.

For more information, please visit

Photo Courtesy of the Police Athletic League, PAL 2021 Showstoppers Champions from PAL Harlem Center: Dancers include Jenai, Madyson, Brooklyn, Hakeem, Mytae and Brandon.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Harlem World Magazine, 2521 1/2 west 42nd street, Los Angeles, CA, 90008, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
We're your source for local coverage, we count on your support. SPONSOR US!
Your support is crucial in maintaining a healthy democracy and quality journalism. With your contribution, we can continue to provide engaging news and free access to all.
accepted credit cards

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Articles