Chicago Public School students juke for success

By Cristina Aguirre

Footwork and Juke are two Chicago-style dance forms popular with the city’s urban youth. A Columbia student inspired by tragedy found a way to incorporate the dance into an education-related program with an organization called The Juke Institute. Junior arts, entertainment and media management major Quiana Edmond co-founded The Juke Institute in 2009 and now looks for a free-standing home for the organization. The program is dedicated to performing arts and uses juke music and footwork dancing as a catalyst to motivate youth to excel in school. The Chronicle brings you an exclusive video insight.