Learning to move, moving to learn
The experience of performing...led me to the understanding that the real power of dance comes from its ability to express complex and difficult ideas and emotions that words sometimes cannot. I’m inspired to use that power to explore the intersections of dance and social justice, writing, philosophy, psychology, science, and technology in college and beyond.
-Jasmine, ODC Dance Jam Member
Why You Should Support the ODC School
All funds raised during our Spring for Kids campaign will go directly to giving children throughout our diverse community the chance to experience the transformative power of dance.
Our mission is to offer a safe and inclusive environment for any child to explore, discover and share through movement. The ODC School has already given out over $115,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year in order to bring arts education to young people who would not otherwise have access. Our program serves over 1,000 students a year, and none of them are ever turned away for lack of ability to pay.
We know the arts can change the trajectory of a child’s life. A dance education not only provides physical benefits but also imbues young minds with confidence and promotes creative and critical thinking. We strive to give our students formative experiences that will empower them to develop a greater understanding of themselves, their community and the world.
Help us offer these benefits to more young people!
What Your Gift Provides Youth and Teens:
- Access to experienced instructors who offer a diverse selection of classes including modern, ballet, hip hop, tap, global, and performance in an environment that values inclusion, positive body image, health and community
- Full-year scholarships for recreational and pre-professional students
- Mentorship, professional development and training for the Augusta Moore and Dudley Flores Achievement Awardees
- Support for ODC’s teen companies, the Dance Jam and Seeds
- Outreach at Bay Area public and private schools and social service organizations by ODC Faculty and local performances by the Dance Jam