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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Country Chiefs Cheer, a nonprofit organization, is currently taking registrations for its 2010 season.
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.
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.