DDF is committed to Bringing dance and performing arts to our community and"Making Dreams Come True."

DANCE DISCOVERY FOUNDATION HAS CREATED VITAL, CREATIVE BASED OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON INCREASING THE EXPOSURE AND ACCESS TO DANCE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION AND TO PRESERVE THE PERFORMING ARTS CULTURE AS A WHOLE.

"Our outreach programs are designed to benefit everyone in the community.  We don't expect everyone to come away from our programs being a dance major or professional dancer, our purpose and commitment is to change lives for the better through dance. By teaching life changing techniques and allowing us to share our knowledge of the benefits of dance and performing arts we have been able to combat obesity and depression, help individuals overcome mental and physical limitations, and created a path for healthier lifestyles both with body and mind. Our outreach programs have also been able to protect and inspire our at risk youth and have been used in partnership to fight crime and lessen gang membership and activity.  We are dedicated to educating, developing, and strengthening our community to make a positive change while ensuring continuity of engagement with greater opportunities for participation in dance and the performing arts. Let DDF help you Discover yourself through Dance."    

     ~Rachelle Wilson, Foundation Director


Public Education program

PEOP is comprised of 3 different programs which are, “The Rising Stars” special education program, “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” elementary program and “Lunch Break” junior high programProviding free education with weekly dance instruction to our partnering schools in order to provide opportunities for the children of our community to discover what dance and the performing arts can do for them. This vital arts education imparts children with discipline, a standard of excellence, and a self-confidence that positively impacts their education and their lives. 

Scholarship Program

Provides education through scholarships to students and young adults who wish to further their dance and performing arts training. These scholarships are granted to gifted students who are chosen based on skill, determination and economic need.

Performance Program

Provides education through creating opportunities for our youth to perform in professional venues for our community. We do this by providing services and resources to our affiliate performing arts schools and companies in order to support, improve, and increase their access to provide dance education and professional growth.

Dance Discovery Foundation is now bringing South Coast Conservatory’s Rising Stars Program to the Southern California Community.

RISING STARS PROGRAM

"The Rising Stars" was adopted into our Community Outreach in order to bring the benefits of this special program to our friends, neighbors and special needs schools in our community. Providing weekly instruction with our partnering schools.

  Gracie Doran's "Amazing Grace" Performance at SCC's 2014 Recital, INSPIRE

 

Gracie Doran's "Amazing Grace" Performance at SCC's 2014 Recital, INSPIRE

Dance Discovery Foundation is committed to sustain the vitality of our creative community and will continue to help and empower our community for many years to come.  In order to do this the Dance Discovery Foundation has created vital, creative based outreach programs focused on increasing the exposure and access to dance and the performing arts education.

Dance Discovery Foundation realizes that movement, relating to rhythm and music is innate in all of us and is a part of all of our ancestries. Our community outreach programs were created upon this knowledge as a means of help to support and improve and inspire the communities artistic potential and a way of bringing the community together.

Dance Discovery Foundation is able to give hope, give a voice, improve health, educate, and empower individuals of all ages through the amazing art forms of dance and performing arts. These vital arts outreach programs impart individuals with discipline, a standard of excellence, and a self-confidence that positively impacts their education and their lives developing self awareness, problem solving skills, interactive capacities and aesthetic appreciation.

Dance Discovery Foundation’s Community Outreach Programs provide participants with tools to generate personal change and social reflection. They make it possible for artists to continue education, to share their work and their ideas, to experiment, risk, and to grow.  They also provide services and resources to affiliate performing arts schools and companies in order to support, improve, and increase their access to provide dance education and professional growth.

Dance Discovery Foundation is a part of our community that helps many people on a daily basis. Through our Public Education, Scholarship and Performance Outreach Programs the Dance Discovery Foundation is able to provide free educational activities with our affiliations and partnerships throughout Southern California, in schools and in the community. 

Dance Discovery Foundation is always looking for new ways to inspire:

BECOME A PARTNER

If you are interested in bringing dance and performing arts education into  your school, including free workshops, performances and more become a DDF Partner. Dance Discovery Foundation Partnerships are made between DDF and School Districts in each county of  Southern California that want to participate in our Public  & Special Needs Education Outreach Programs. 

DDFs PEOP integrates dance and the performing arts directly into the public  school curriculum by creating partnerships with school districts in Southern California. Those partnerships allow us to bring our program that was created and developed by professional dance and performing arts teachers into their schools. While helping the school districts implement the State Education Code stating, arts education is mandated for pupils in grades 1-12, in the disciplines of dance, music, theater and visual arts. 

DDF believes that by doing this we are fulfilling our political, social, moral and community duty to the youth of  Southern California and the school districts so when the State Education Code makes these mandates mandatory, the program will have already been implemented. 

DDF's long-term strategic goals are to preserve and protect dance and the performing arts and to ensure the artistic community with a thriving future. Our goals are to reach all 10 counties in Southern California and it's diverse population by increasing our internal support system of affiliations with performing arts schools and dance companies, and by creating more partnerships with school districts in each county in order to increase our programming and production 100% each year.

become a dance discovery company

If you are a Dance/Performing Arts Teacher or Dance Company and would like to join DDF in our mission and benefit from the non-profit resources we can provide, become a Dance Discovery Company.

DDF's long-term strategic goals are to preserve and protect dance and the performing arts as a whole, and to ensure the artistic community with a thriving future. Our goals are to support and provide our dance companies with services, funding, technical assistance, non-profit resources and promotion in order to help them be effective economic contributors to their communities.

Becoming a part of DDF grants you the opportunity to give back to the community through service, and a chance to be a part of fundraising and advocating for the arts.

For more Partnership and Dance Discovery Company information please contact:

Rachelle Wilson

email: rachelle@dancediscoveryfoundation.org

Ph: 949-391-4298 ext. 600