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The Day You Begin


Based on the Book by Jacqueline Woodson 

Illustrated by Rafael López 

Script by Jacqueline Woodson 

Music and lyrics by Toshi Reagon

Make this the day you begin!

It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you, but somehow you do it. With the start of school and new beginnings looming, National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson’s heartwarming musical celebrates the courage it takes to make new friends, hear new stories, and see your own magic in the world.


About Threads Dance Project

Threads Dance Project (Threads) was founded by Karen L. Charles in 2011 when her father passed away, leaving her just enough money to produce one professional performance. Since then, Threads has produced over thirty works including its yearly Tapestries Program which supports emerging choreographers. Threads matinees, classes and workshops have reached over 2000 students in the Twin Cities Metro area. Threads also engages with the community via open rehearsals, panel discussions and movement-based workshops at their Twin Cities home – Threads Dance Nexus.

Our 40th Anniversary Season

This season celebrates some of our favorite titles from past seasons and introduces audiences to regional and world premieres.

Through it all we continue to celebrate the collaborations with our amazing artistic partners - some new, some old - all working to center young people in what we do and how we do it.