We have all heard the saying that “the best gifts in life are free”. You know those little “acts of kindness” that make you smile from ear to ear when you help someone out or pay it forward to someone in your community. Here at Dance Unlimited, it’s no secret that we are training amazing dancers and providing our students with the opportunities to better the lives of those around them. From applauding their friends in the classroom to community performances we love sharing our love of dance and friendship!
To pass this value of community on to our students, we strive to take dance in Augusta beyond just our DU walls. Between community service projects, fun events, and more, we take every opportunity to spread positivity and kindness throughout our community.
So how do we help our dancers soar beyond the studio? We’d love to tell you on today’s blog!
Check out the 3 Ways We Spread Dance Throughout the Community:
1. Giving During the Holidays
The holidays are for giving, so we always use this time of year to spread holiday cheer in our community. This past holiday season, our dancers decorated wreaths and donated holiday socks for local residents at the Veterans Home and the Comfort Care Center at Glenridge.
Other holiday charity projects that DU participates in include our Have a Heart food drive, participating in local holiday Angel Trees, and sending Valentines to Nursing Homes in February. Our dancers learn the joy of giving back to the greater community, while also connecting and building friendships with each other.
2. Hosting Community Events Open to All
We don’t JUST offer weekly dance classes here at the studio. We strive to make our programs accessible to all and a place where people can come together, because dance in Augusta is for everyone in Augusta! That’s why we host several events throughout the year that are open to the public. Our one-time events give new students the opportunity to see what dance class is like without the extended commitment. And our current students LOVE the extra opportunity to meet new friends and come to the studio for special events!
Our most recent event, Nutcracker Tea for ages 4-9, is our annual way to kick off the holiday season with every dancer’s favorite magical story. Check out some pictures from this year’s Nutcracker tradition! Other community events that we love hosting include Ballerina Brunch, Summer Camps, and more! Stay tuned for details on our Tutu Tea Party, celebrating Tutu Day happening THIS February!
3. Performing In Our Community
Our dancers work hard each week rehearsing their routines and creating amazing artistic works. We love helping them share their hard work with audiences throughout the area. Augusta’s Holiday Tree Lighting and Red Claws Halftime Shows are just some of the performances we’ve done in the past. We look forward to getting back to LIVE community performances to share our love of dance SOON! Click here to learn more about DUPC, our studio’s performance company, on one of our earlier blog posts!
Dance in Augusta is more than just training. And Dance Unlimited is more than just a studio. It’s a place where kids come together, connect with others, and build community. Across our many opportunities for engagement and service, our students learn the value of sharing their passions and using them to bring joy into the world around them.
Thank you for being a part of our wonderful community, and thank you for supporting your dancers!