Support Dance Fremont: Change Lives Through Dance

by | Sep 29, 2023

Dance Fremont needs your help. A non-profit dance studio located at 85th & Greenwood, above Hummus Café, Dance Fremont is working hard to inspire a lifelong love of dance in each student in an inclusive atmosphere full of joy and creativity. They are in danger of not being able to provide meaningful scholarships to students with financial need. With an important goal of $30,000 by Giving Tuesday, Dance Fremont is rallying our community to contribute to their mission to inspire a lifelong love of dance in each student in an inclusive atmosphere full of joy and creativity.

Giving Tuesday, celebrated on November 28, 2023, is a day dedicated to charitable giving and acts of kindness. It provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to make a positive impact in their communities. Dance Fremont, known for its commitment to providing accessible dance education and fostering a love of dance in people of all ages, is excited to be part of this movement.

The funds raised from now through Giving Tuesday will directly benefit Dance Fremont’s programs, including scholarships for underserved youth, community dance classes, professional development opportunities, and public performance opportunities. Donations will also support the organization’s efforts to continue providing high-quality dance performances such as its annual winter performance, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, further engaging with the community.

Dance Fremont has been an integral part of the Fremont, Phinney and Greenwood communities for 27 years, enriching lives through the art of dance. Now they are asking for the community’s support to continue their important work. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference.

“My scholarship funds from Dance Fremont have been pivotal to my artistic, physical, and mental well-being as a person with disabilities and as a person in poverty and mental health recovery. Before joining a ballet class at Dance Fremont in the summer of 2022, I was using a wheelchair to get around Seattle due to brain damage and muscle atrophy from many years in a traumatic home life. Ballet classes at Dance Fremont greatly helped me gain functional muscle tone in my legs, and have positively impacted my physical confidence, as well as improved my overall awareness of my health. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to continue to access these fundamentals of well-being in such a welcoming, accessible, and equitable learning environment.”

“The scholarship I received from Dance Fremont has helped me to reach my goals in life. As a student of color from a working-class family, it would not have been possible for me to study dance otherwise. For those who are passionate about equity, contributing to a scholarship is a way of creating justice within the performing arts. Scholarships help us ensure that a multitude of stories, bodies, artistry, identities, and cultures are able to leap and pirouette across our stages in the future. Today, dance is the tool I use to help heal my community and speak truth to power. I do this work more effectively because Dance Fremont helped me become a powerful dancer and choreographer. I’m grateful for the incredible teachers and dance community at Dance Fremont that have shaped the person I am today.”

To make a donation and help Dance Fremont reach their goal of $30,000 by Giving Tuesday, visit here, or contact [email protected] with any questions.

Dance Fremont is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and an inclusive dance community that inspires a lifelong love of dance in each student. They teach all to every student of all ages, believing that high quality dance training should be available to movers of all backgrounds, bodies, and identities.

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