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Roots & Rhythms Presented by Zest Collective

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The Company in 'Afro Blue,' photographed by Simon Choong

Roots & Rhythms Presented by Zest Collective and the Miami-Dade Arts Education Collective

In honor of Black History Month, Roots & Rhythms celebrates the voices of black musicians, blending biography, social history, music, and choreography to celebrate the beauty and innovations of the African diaspora. This presentation, presented by Zest Collective and the Miami-Dade Arts Education Collective, explores a century of creativity, innovation, and triumph to tell the stories of black artists and communities whose songs rang out despite America's dark history of oppression.

Thursday, February 8, 2024 10:30am at Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center, located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay

Friday, February 9, 2024 10:30am at Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center, located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay

Grades: 6th - 12th

Reserve your spot by contacting If you are part of MDCPS Cultural Passport program, contact

Please access the Roots & Rhythms Study Guide by clicking here.

About the Miami-Dade Arts Education Collective -

Culture Shock Miami joined forces with the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Education and Community Engagement team, Miami Theater Center (MTC), and the Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center’s Education and Outreach Division to support Miami-Dade County schools, including Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ (MDCPS) Cultural Passport Program, pool resources and meet the arts education needs of school-aged children, grades K-12, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Collective has reached more than 180,000 students.




A non-stop energy packed urban circus complete with dancing, beat boxing, acrobatics, BMX biking and more, 360 All Stars is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture. Boasting a stellar international cast of World Champion and World Record-holding athletes and artists, the show has had sold out runs on Broadway, Sydney Opera House and this past summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Seen by over one million people worldwide 360 All Stars entertains audiences of all ages!

Friday, April 12, 2024 10:30am at Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center, located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay

Grades: 5-12

Learn More about 360 ALLSTARS

Reserve your spot by contacting If you are part of MDCPS Cultural Passport program, contact


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Cultural Passport


All secondary grades throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools are eligible for free Cultural Passport field experiences!  Teachers of any discipline may apply for a Class Pass to provide their class with a cultural field experience. Class Passes include student and teacher admission fees and bus transportation at no cost to the school, teacher, or students. Get more information


Use the Arts to Teach

  • Have your students write a review of an event.

  • Offer extra credit. Reward students who attend an event related to a class lesson or theme.

  • Take your foreign language class to a cultural program. Expand students’ knowledge of world cultures.

  • Enhance a lesson on a specific subject. Conduct a virtual visit of a museum or attend a virtual performance. Check out Online Experiences for options and ideas.


Additional Resources for Educators

Arts for Learning/Miami

Telephone: (305) 576-1212

Arts for Learning is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing teaching and learning through the arts and community cultural resources by linking learning experiences to the real world. Contact Arts for Learning Miami for creative ways to connect cultural experiences with your classroom curriculum.

GableStage Teacher and Student Rush

Students and Teachers attend for FREE! Arrive 1 hour prior to performance times, students of all ages may fill any unsold seat free of charge Student ID required. Contact GableStage for a list of elgible shows!

HistoryMiami Museum

Telephone: (305)375-1492

HistoryMiami Museum is committed to serving South Florida’s students, teachers and adult learners through exciting and innovative programs. Bringing over 10,000 years of South Florida history to life, HistoryMiami Museum has been welcoming visitors since 1984.

Our education programs are designed to provide age and grade-level appropriate experiences, while focusing on different learning modalities. Critical thinking is elicited as students compare and contrast the past and present and are encouraged to visualize and discuss what the future may be like, based on patterns of the past.

All programs are correlated to state educational standards. The programs also address curriculum areas beyond social studies, including language arts, mathematics and science (where applicable).

For more information visit our page or click here for bookings.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Telephone: (305) 375-3000

PAMM Student Pass: Miami-Dade County Public School students, can get free admission to the PAMM through the Student Pass. Visit the PAMM's website for more information.

Free Educator Admission: All Florida K-12 educators with identification receive free admission to the museum.

Free School Fieldtrips: The Knight Schools Program offers free buses and free museum admission to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. School tours are offered Monday through Friday mornings. Schedule your visit here: School Tour Request Form or contact

Vizcaya Museums and Gardens

Telephone: (305)860-8435

Guided tours of the Main House are available for school groups from 4th – 12th grades. Group tours are conducted by professionally trained Volunteer Guides and are available by appointment. Tours last approximately one hour.

Vizcaya has developed thematic tours for school audiences which support local, state and national curricular goals in Social Studies, Visual Arts and Language Arts. Lesson plans are available.