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« on: June 28, 2013, 04:11:45 AM »

This was in the local news today.

http://dance.broadwayworld.com/article/Dance-Council-of-North-Texas-to-Partner-with-DISD-Homeless-Education-Program-20130627

A local dance council has gotten a (very small) grant to teach dance to homeless children. In the past week, I've also come across dance marathons for cancer awareness and a bunch of other things. I've also attended countless fund raisers where the proceeds were donated to some worthy cause.

To be honest, I have an IRL goal that is related to both dance and community activism.

So question for you. Do you think that these types of events really make a difference in the lives of the people they touch? Or is it just another way for charity givers to feel good about themselves without actually accomplishing anything?

If these events are effective, why?  How?  If you were to participate in such an event, what would you like o see?
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 06:12:01 AM »

Enormous.  We focus so much on material issues but people really can have happiness at any social level, its just harder when you are lonely or broke.  Such an event can change someone jiust because you were kind to them.

When I retire I hope to get more involved....
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 08:19:19 AM »

Exactly where my idea came from. I know the enormous good that dance has created in my life.  I want to pay it forward.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 05:48:58 PM »

Exactly where my idea came from. I know the enormous good that dance has created in my life.  I want to pay it forward.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 07:43:12 AM »

Another example of seeing dance for charity at work.

http://www.theunion.com/entertainment/7436648-113/dance-center-arts-dancers
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 09:05:55 PM »

we used to have a yearly comp where the take went entirely to charity - but it died due to lack of support.

I started to wonder about 'dancesport' right then...
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