Like many non-profit arts organizations, TDC, where Julian dances, has felt the hit of the economy. The company has been smaller than usual over the last few years, but, in fact, it must remain rather small for the program to be effective. And the program is effective, turning out top-notch dancers that go on to Julliard and some of the other best-known and well-respected dance schools in the nation as well as into professional companies and onto shows like So You Think You Can Dance. It’s a program that doesn’t stress competition but rather dance as an art form, offering its dancers an incubator of sorts where they can work together and with professionals to create an amazing energy that makes them strive to be the best dancers they can be…and helps them to achieve that goal.
All the money that comes in from tuition and fundraising is spent on the kids at TDC in one form or another. However, with a small company and the economy making it more difficult to get donations, TDC, like many non-profits, needs more financial support than ever. So…I’m asking my readers here to help in a way that doesn’t cost you any money at all. All it takes is a click…
If you are a Facebook user, please follow this link to the Chase Community Giving page:
You’ll be asked to join, or become a fan, and then you can type in Teen Dance Company of the Bay Area and vote for TDC. The non-profit with the most votes gets a $25,000 donation!
Julian and all the kids at TDC will really appreciate your support of their program. I will, too.
If you would like to make a direct donation to TDC, you can do that here: http://www.teendancecompany.org/support.html