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Discover Yourself Through Dance


Serving our community by creating pathways to success and self discovery through dance and the performing arts

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Discover Yourself Through Dance


Serving our community by creating pathways to success and self discovery through dance and the performing arts

 
Dance Discovery Foundation (DDF) helps get At Risk Youth off the streets and on the dance floor. Giving them support, confidence and a path to a better life.
 

Our Mission

Serving the community since 2010, our purpose is to DRIVE OUR YOUTH TO SUCCESS WITH IMPORTANT LIFE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE. Our commitment is to provide pathways to education, scholarships, leadership and performance opportunities bringing the benefits of dance and the performing arts to places and people who otherwise wouldn't have the thought or opportunity. 

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Changing lives for the better


Using dance as a tool, Dance Discovery Foundation is helping each individual to discover themselves and a new way of life.  

Changing lives for the better


Using dance as a tool, Dance Discovery Foundation is helping each individual to discover themselves and a new way of life.  

Our impact

Through our Dance Programs, Dance Discovery Foundation has been able to empower students for a brighter future and change lives for the better.

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Gracie Doran

“Dance makes me feel normal. Not just a disabled girl trying to get through everyday. They showed me a way to dance that I can be myself.” 

Gracie's unbelievable journey and passion for dance has touched lives and been recognized across the world.

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Grace Doran is a stroke survivor who danced her way to recovery and learning to walk again. See her inspiring story. Produced by Adam Reynolds, Acentric Video/Dance Pix

what we do

Since inception we have been working to raise money, continue engagement, support our children and influence a greater community.

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Our goal is to double our impact every year!

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Inspiring the Leaders of Tomorrow


Creating pathways to success where #DISCOVERY is at the heart of every program.

Inspiring the Leaders of Tomorrow


Creating pathways to success where #DISCOVERY is at the heart of every program.

how we do it

Understanding the benefits of dance, our programs focus on increasing the exposure and access to dance and the performing arts education, creating a successful future for our youth, and preserving the performing arts culture as a whole.

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Our Programs

From education to incentive programs, scholarships and leadership opportunities, our programs have organically grown to fit the needs of our community, our children and performing arts education. Let Dance Discovery Foundation help you discover what dance can do for you!

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Inspiring "Kids helping Kids Through Dance" 

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2019Ambassador

BRIANNA GORSKI

Brianna has promoted and supported DDF's initiatives to enhance the profile of DDF by being a leader for our "Kids Helping Kids Through Dance", fundraiser. Where proceeds went toward supporting dance families that are affected by cancer through Dancers Against Cancers Hope Program and to helping our community thrive through DDF's dance based programs.

South Coast Conservatory and Dance Discovery Foundation host their Annual "Kids Helping Kids Through Dance" Dance-a-Thon fundraiser. Benefitting: CHOC Hospital OC GRIP Dance Project Rising Stars Special Needs Program Project Lunch Break & Keep ARTS Alive Program
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Dedicated to Change


Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who care about our youth, community, arts education and changing lives.

Dedicated to Change


Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who care about our youth, community, arts education and changing lives.

WHo we are

Dance Discovery Foundation was created to bring together a collaboration of leaders to support, improve and inspire artistic potential and as a way of giving back and bringing the community together. 

Each individual involved with DDF, whether board member, affiliate, employee or one of our enthusiastic volunteers is commitment to excellence, innovation, professionalism, and integrity. and to life-long artistic development and inspiration.

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It all started when...

Jena Minnick Bull, the Founder and Executive Director of DDF saw there was a need to support and increase the exposure and access to dance and performing arts education in the community. Starting with the "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Program", DDF continues to grow organically with new and growing programs every year.

Each of our Board executives, members, ambassadors and advocates at large have a strong commitment to the growth and development of each of our  programs and are dedicated to our mission, vision, values and goals.

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Empowering & Healing the Community


With strategic partnerships in the community we have been able to realize our goals and bring about social change.

Empowering & Healing the Community


With strategic partnerships in the community we have been able to realize our goals and bring about social change.

Our partners

Dance Discovery Foundation was created to help our children have a brighter future, because they ARE the future. Our partners all share the same goal in creating social change and a cohesive happier community. 

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Your Help can make a difference!


We know #DISCOVERY gives. Together we can transform lives and bring about a better tomorrow.

Your Help can make a difference!


We know #DISCOVERY gives. Together we can transform lives and bring about a better tomorrow.

Support #discovery

Help us bring our programs to all of our schools and cities in Orange County.