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Dayley Dance Academy Prepares for “Moving Art Show”

The Dayley Dance Academy NW is performing The Moving Art Show on October 14th as the organization’s fundraiser. These funds are needed immediately to produce upcoming projects, cover costs for the performance company and to admit hardship students for participation in the current dance season. The Moving Art Show is one night only on October 14, at 5 pm, 6:30 pm, and 8 pm. The show will be held at Dayley Dance Academy NW on 1700 Main Street Washougal.

Audience members will move room to room to view and participate in the different exhibits, some of which are a dancer performance with a unique close up viewing experience, a walk through art gallery of the DDANW students in inspirational and creative dance photos, ballroom dance lessons, and local food, drinks, and desserts. Tickets are $25 per person.

“After nearly a decade of running a small dance studio and giving scholarships when we could, we have received many moving letters, but one stands out from the others,” said owner, Sarah Dayley.  “Upon graduation from high school, a young man wrote an impactful letter highlighting the story of how our dance studio saved him from suicide.  Mentioned were a group of instructors and peers who encouraged his artistry and gave purpose to this young man inside the refuge that has been our dance family.  This is powerful. Saving this one life in the way that we did will save countless others.”Dayley adds: “Inspired to reach out to our community on a much larger scale, we are now Dayley Dance Academy NW (DDANW), a brand-new non-profit performing arts school along the Columbia River’s Gateway to the Gorge in Washougal.”

Community Benefits

DDANW provides professional training and unique performance opportunities to youth and adults in our community, no matter their socio-economic backgrounds. Offering subsidized tuition, special education grants, and community outreach classes will expose a broader range of students in our local area to the movement arts as an alternative to unproductive activities. The academy believes that this will result in the development of emerging new artists, innovative choreographers and instructors of the future.

Benefits for Students and Instructors

DDANW continually works to provide and maintain proper studio space for their instructors and students to not only teach, learn, and cultivate safe spaces, but to create new and innovative works of art. Promoting healthy lifestyles and exposing their dancers to prestigious instructors from around the nation will give their students new vision and world perspectives that encourage growth and build character while increasing their ability to network with other artists on professional levels in the industry.

Funds raised will be used to benefit DDANW grant recipients as well as the academy’s very own Illumination Youth Dance Company for producing performances and exposure to advanced instruction and choreographers that are prominent in the performing arts community around the globe.  Funds are needed immediately to produce projects, cover immediate costs for the performance company and to admit hardship students for participation in current dance season.So many children are wandering around after school hours not knowing what to do with their free time and getting into trouble. Exposing these children to something that is lasting and positive, regardless of their financial situation, can provide a safe haven and an addition family of support, says Dayley.  Teaching them to set goals, work hard and be their best selves will strenghten our community and improve our society.

You may also contribute funds to: https://www.gofundme.com/dayleydanceacademynw

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