DSL NewsWire: Nonprofits Near and Far Benefit from Philanthropic-Minded Dancers

HumanKIND, a dance show with a purpose and a message, was the 11th annual production of Arts with a Heart, a performing-arts program at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California, that combines dance and philanthropy.

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Charity Started in Studio Manager’s Garage Grows into Annual Giving Event

Gotta Dance studio in Redmond, Washington, will open its door to the community on December 6, but rather than dancing, those stepping inside will be working to give back to those less fortunate.

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Annual Unity Meeting To be Held at DanceLife Retreat Center

Unity, a nonprofit coalition of dance education organizations, associations, merchants and others that promotes cooperation and dialogue within the national dance profession, will hold its annual January meeting at the DanceLife Retreat Center in Norton, Massachusetts.

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September 2014 | Bright Biz Idea | Nonprofits: Step by Step

4 directors on the realities and rewards of running a nonprofit school By Misty Lown What do a former IBM executive, a former professional dancer, a dance parent, and a community advocate have in common? Each is running a successful nonprofit dance program. They’ve moved beyond the first steps, and . . .

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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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July 2013 | 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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Dance From the Inside Out

The Center for Contemporary Dance in Winter Park, Florida, might qualify as a mini dance utopia. CCD houses an open training program for all ages and a pre-professional program, as well as four independent dance companies.

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Add Pizzazz to Your Shoes and Help a Cause

Pointe Snaps Ballet Accessories will donate $2 to Come Unity, a nonprofit group that digs freshwater wells in Africa, for every package of Rainbow No-Sews sold during July.

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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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