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Welcome to FLY Krew — A free, community supported Performing Dance Company in Tyler, Texas

!!! FLY Krew News !!!

FLY KiDS has been renamed FLY Krew! The program and the dancers are now four years older and a name change was in order. Much of the web site will be left unchanged to reflect the program's progress and to remember all its previous members.

(Both FLYKREW.NET and FLYKIDS.NET will take you to this website.)

!! Up-Coming Events!!

ArtWalk on Pearl Harbor Day
Sat., Dec. 7
The December ArtWalk will have a patriotic flavor in recognition of Pearl Harbor Day. FLY Krew will be performing at 4:30PM in the Fair Oil building due to the cold weather.

Basketball Halftime - TJC vs. Lee College
Wed., Dec. 11
The second TJC halftime performance will be as the TJC men take on the Lee College team starting at 7:00pm. FLY Krew should perform about 7:30pm. Come and see FLY Krew jam out on "JAM-X".


!! Event Reporting!!

Basketball Halftime - TJC vs. Weatherford College Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
This was FLY Krew's first TJC basketball halftime appearance of the season as the TJC men took on Weatherford College. This crowd is always fun to perform for. Our thanks go to Tim Drain, TJC Athletic Director, for the invitation.

Glass Rec. Center Fall Festival Thu., Oct. 24, 2013
A big crowd of costumed kids and parents were at the Glass Rec. Center for its Fall Festival to watch a performance by FLY Krew. At the end of the performance, audience members of all ages were invited to join the FLY Krew dancing "freestyle". The Glass Rec. Center is home for FLY Krew and we are proud to be a part of this annual community celebration.

Multi-Cultural Arts Festival Sat., Oct. 5, 2013
FLY Krew performed at Liberty Hall as part of the Multi-Cultural Arts Festival presented by The Arts & Humanities Council of East Texas. They performed 15 minutes of new and repertory pieces and received a standing ovation.

Tour de Arts Festival Sat., Sep. 21, 2013
After accepting a last-minute invitation from the City of Rosenberg (a Houston suburb) for their Tour de Arts festival, FLY KiDS took a quick road trip to perform. In their two performances FLY KiDS enthralled the festivals audiences and thrilled the festival's director. This was FLY KiDS biggest paid engagement thus far. After performing the dancers made a trip to Houston's Galleria where they shopped and ice skated. Back at the hotel, everyone hit the pool for more fun. Sunday FLY KiDS performed at the WE Church in Houston before returning to Tyler ... exhausted.

Boys and Girls Club's Day for Kids Sat., Sep. 14, 2013
Bergfeld park was filled with activities for boys and girls put on by the Boys and Girls Club of Tyler. Once again FLY KiDS was honored by an invitation to perform at "A Day for Kids." This time they performed twice for about 30 minutes each time always finishing by inviting kids from the audience to come on stage and dance with them. Everyone had a great time.

FLY KiDS Summer Camp and Fundraiser Performance
Mon.-Fri., Aug. 12, 2013
The fourth FLY KiDS Summer Camp was held at the Glass Recreation Center for current and prospective FLY KiDS members. This camp is an unofficial kick-off of FLY KiDS season. It was five days of work and fun learning new moves and new choreography from Houston's Chris Gamez and FLY KiDS director Kathy Wood. The camp ended on Friday with workshops by the newly re-formed professional FLY Dance Company for FLY KiDS and our good friends Dance Dimensions of Mineola. The camp activities ended with a concert performance by FLY KiDS and a preview performance of FLY Dance Company's new touring concert. It was a treat to see what these professionals could do.

New Life Church Youth Festival Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
FLY KiDS were invited to perform for the participants, parents, and friends at this year's Youth Festival at Tyler's New Life Church. This was the first time FLY KiDS performed at a church and the dancers enjoyed it a lot. We welcome future invitations to perform at other Tyler-area churches.

ArtWalk Sat., Jun. 29, 2013
FLY KiDS were preceeded by Tyler's Ballet Folklorico and followed by "everyone's invited" linedancing for two hours of on-stage entertainment. "Flash mobs" inside downtown businesses added zest to the ArtWalk activities. An audience of about 200 appreciated the variety and enjoyed participating.

St. Paul Neighborhood Festival Thu., Jun. 20, 2013
FLY KiDS entertained kids and parents at the St. Paul festival with a 30-minute performance of new and repertory pieces. It was a fun event.

Fashionetta Sat., Apr. 27, 2013
FLY KiDS had another great time performing for the AKA Fashionetta pagent. Thanks, Greata and all the other AKA alumns for the invitation and contribution to our program.

ArtWalk Sat., Apr. 6, 2013
FLY KiDS were joined by Dance Dimensions of Mineola for an hour of on-stage performances followed by joint "flash mobs" inside businesses around the Tyler's downtown plaza. Both groups and an audience of about 150 had a great time. Thanks to Beverly Abell and Heart of Tyler for providing the stage and new vinyl dance floor.

Mini Maker Faire Sat., Mar. 23, 2013
FLY KiDS performed twice at the Discovery Science Place for for a total of approximately 200 kids and parents in attending the Mini Maker Faire. Between performances, FLY KiDS viewed the science projects and demonstrations and participated in various science activities for an enjoyable and informative experience.