In this global economic crisis, it sometimes feels like the plight of dancers has been largely ignored. So Debbie Allen is on a mission to change that. “They don’t list dance and the arts as essential,” she says, “but we are! We give people more joy and hope than almost anything.” To spread that joy […]
We’re counting down to January 1st with great ideas for your studio and teaching practice in the new year. Check back each day for a new tip! Fundraising for your studio—whether it’s to raise money for your competition team dancers, fund a much-needed renovation or offer a family in need a scholarship—can feel like pulling teeth. You’ve done […]
It’s that time of year again—time to thank a special dance teacher in your life. Tomorrow, the National Dance Education Organization is hosting its third annual #NDEOThankADanceTeacherDay, a social-media fundraising campaign for professional development scholarships. Students shared their appreciation for their dance teachers during last year’s #NDEOThankADanceTeacherDay. Here’s how it works: Donate $10 or more […]
On Valentine’s Day, the lobby of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Salt Lake City is covered in paper hearts. Each represents a dollar (or more) raised by a dance student for the hospital, which provides medical services free of charge to children. And now those dancers have raised more money than ever before. A few […]
Collage dance Collective from Memphis, Tennessee, used a crowdfunding campaign with this video to raise $14,028 for new mirrors, barres, a front desk and other necessities of a growing dance studio. Read “Kickstarting Your Dream” for more on this latest method of online fundraising for the digital age.