R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T…..a phenomenal dance group! Dancing to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. This amazing dance group is made up of three young males ranging from ages 18-24, of various challenges and special needs. Under the direction and founder of Ms. Angelia Lewis, R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. has made tremendous strides and have made it known that through hard work, dedication, and faith, anyone can rise above any challenge or obstacle that they may face!
On April 19, 2014, they were voted #1 National Dance Winners of The Uplifting Minds II Entertainment and Talent Competition 2014. Since their inception, they have performed at well over 100 venues throughout the east coast; from Baltimore to Washington DC, North Carolina, New York, Philadelphia, Virginia, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, Georgia! In 2016, they were on tour with ‘Speak Life’ (SLT3). They have also performed at Light City Baltimore in 2017 as well as Artscape, and even made an opening appearance at the world-renowned Universoul Circus! To see their amazing dance performances, go to Youtube and type ‘The R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. Channel’.
R.I.C.O.C.H.E.T. is more than just a dance troop. The word itself means that we as dancers are aiming to…
(R) each – Reaching out to make a difference in the lives of individuals families, and our communities. To show others that no matter your race, ethnicity, religion, or orientation, you CAN make a difference and a change in the world, as well as your community!
(I) nspire – Inspiring young people to succeed, to dream, and to believe in themselves, regardless of what others may say or think. As long as you have faith, you can do ALL things through Christ who strengths you!
(C) onnect – Connecting with others for a greater purpose, a greater change, and a greater self.
(O) vercome – Overcoming adversities, obstacles and challenges that you may face in life.
(C) reate – Creating opportunities for all people!
(H) elp – Helping those in need through outreach efforts!
(E) mpower – Empowering our youth to take charge of their lives. Don’t let life’s challenges hold you back! Be encouraged, not discouraged!
(T) ransform – Transforming (making the change)… believing and knowing that there is greatness that lies inside of us all!