DesignBuild students Allison and Ashley presented their plans to LEAF organizers to find out what makes a good stage. People were especially excited about the boxes, which can serve as a secondary mini-stage, steps, or seating. The students got a chance to see the type of dance that might take place on the ULEAF stage, interact with LEAF staff and volunteers, and take in some of the local Asheville culture.
Lisa Zahiya’s classes performed several choreographed dances for a crowd of 50+ onlookers of all ages. Later, she invited the audience to join in on a beginner-friendly, heart-pumping dance workout. Instructor Miriam Gee literally ran down the steps to join in!
Originally, we had planned for the Easel Rider, seen above, to tow the ULEAF stage, but as the plans developed, we realized that the stage would weigh too much for this to be a realistic goal. However, the ULEAF will be towable by any regular-sized truck.