Nurse’s Nonprofit Seeks to Improve Health of Diabetics through Dancing

Dance Out Diabetes, a San Francisco–based nonprofit organization founded by Theresa Garnero, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, encourages diabetics to shimmy, dip, and twirl their way to better health—and have fun while doing it.

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Daughter’s Tragic Death Spurs Mother to Create Opportunity Educational for Others

Gabriella Charter School—where great teachers are prized, and dance is central to the curriculum—was created by Liza Bercovici to honor the memory of her daughter, Gabriella, who loved to dance and wanted to be a teacher but was killed at age 13.

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Nonprofit Nuts and Bolts

Thinking of changing your studio’s status to nonprofit, or creating a nonprofit entity to provide financial and organizational help for your team or company? Other studio owners who have done it have one initial piece of advice—don’t think it’s going to be easy.

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Four Modern Dance Companies Find Business Strength in Numbers

A prolonged economic downturn, reduced arts funding, and dwindling grant allotments have painted a bleak picture for artistic nonprofits, so several Chicago-area female choreographers have decided to apply their onstage creative spirit to their business offstage, reports Crain’s Chicago Business.

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Nonprofits: Filling a Need

Nobody gets into teaching dance and running a dance studio solely for the money; there are dozens of less physically, intellectually, and interpersonally demanding professions to choose from. Ask any number of dance teachers and studio owners why they do it, and without pause they’ll say it was for love, not money. If, along the way, they earn a living and make a profit, that’s practically a bonus.

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