Givan You LLC is an organization that takes pride in engaging, educating and empowering people internationally. Uniting through love, life, art and giving; our primary focuses are growing and encouraging while creating opportunities for others to do the same. We believe in self-discovery, equality and love in aspects beyond dance.
Givan You was founded September 29th, 2016 in Montgomery, AL by Jaylon Givan. Our love for giving was discovered first through humanity, art then dance. G.Y. originally began as Givan You Steps (an open level hip hop workshop), after realizing there was so much more to give we renamed ourselves. We are striving to continuously create opportunities for others to showcase and enhance themselves.
In the beginning Alabama State University students were 75% of our supporters, while the remaining were from the community of Montgomery, AL. Helping build G.Y.’s foundation was our original instructors Jaylen Clay, Jordan Cowan, Asia Martin, Jaitlyn Sherrod, and guest instructor, Frankie Lee Peterson III. Classes were sponsored by Halls of Ivy owned by Jordan Gulledge. December 22nd, 2016 was GY's first workshop outside of Montgomery, which was held in Birmingham, AL. We are now grateful that we have been able reach audiences in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, New York, California, Texas, and look forward to connecting with more. We would like to welcome and invite you to join our community. There is room for everyone.
We are beyond grateful and thrilled to be able to continuously share with the world as we grow. If it was not for YOU we would not be able to do this.
We have a lot planned for you all and believe that it is important for you to be informed on what's in the works. Currently, we are working on a project called Connecting Through Givan (C.T.G.). C.T.G. is a summer experience that will tackle a 7- city tour allowing us to fellowship through giving, life, arts, and dance. We are looking to target dance organizations in different cities around the United States. G.Y. is offering technique classes (ballet, modern [Horton], jazz, and hip hop), choreography/rehearsal (contemporary) classes that will provide individuals with different approaches and a refreshing style of movement, a set work of choreography that the dance organization might want to use throughout their season, a talkback session, and a community service activity. These opportunities will also be open to the public. Lastly, to end C.T.G., we will hold 1-2 week dance intensive in Birmingham, AL. This intensive will include guest instructors, different dance techniques, and a performance opportunity at the end. Additionally, Givan You is all about giving. We would love to give scholarships to students to further their dance education. In addition to these amazing opportunities, we put on our Annual Holiday Workshop Series every year in December.
In order for this to happen we are asking for your financial support. Help us help change lives! Click the button below to donate. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or would like to work with us please connect with us by sending a message through our contact page.
- G.Y. Team