Nonprofit dance program is a gem

Dancer offers free classes for kids in low-income schools

STRIKING— Jewell Gerald Powell strikes a dance pose. The Westlake Village resident aims to use her nonprofit dance classes to foster confidence and community in youth who lack exposure to the arts. MICHAEL COONS Acorn NewspapersSitting in Jewell Gerald Powell’s home office is a laminated handmade card.
The card is divided into two parts—a sort of before-and-after image illustrated in crayon. One half is almost completely black save for a lone figure labeled “Me.”
The other side is a bright, happ...

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