Kids Crave To Move

We're raising $6,000 to give 50 kids a chance to 'DARE-2-Dance' this summer. You give, you get a tax receipt. Underprivileged kids get to experience what it takes to succeed in school through the rigor of dance and music.

Organizer: Tim Mah

Type Of Group: Education and Research

Location: Around Vancouver, BC


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The Group's Purpose

To encourage children and youth to embrace a life of learning. To enhance social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. To teach underprivileged and vulnerable kids to thrive in school.

Dance-enriched education helps kids to learn smarter. Kids who get regular Dance Ed' score higher at math and other subjects. Alas, funding levels for in-school arts/dance programs have taken a nose-dive. Everyone loses out – most of all, the less-fortunate kids.

We need to raise $6,000 to send 50 kids to the DARE-2-Dance After School program this summer. #KidsCrave2Move

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How to Help

Sponsor a child - $150 sponsors a child for the complete 12-lesson program.

Sponsor a classroom - talk to us about how you, or your company, can make a difference for an entire school community.

Share this page with a friend, family member or colleague at work – https://chimp.net/groups/kids-crave-to-move/ .

Planning to give a Legacy Gift? Give and empower underprivileged kids to experience successful learning – contact us, DANZKOOL[at]DANZKOOL[dot]CA.

About the Organizers

Tim Mah is a dance educator, accomplished dance artist, celebrity dance coach, and an advocate for dance/arts education. He traded a career in Technology and Engineering to teach women, men and children to move consciously and live dance-active lives.

Children can greatly benefit from dance education. Learning to dance trains cognitive disciplines (e.g., Executive Functions) that enable a child to thrive in school. Sadly, funding for in-school arts programs has been on a steady decline.

Tim is changing the conversation by getting more Dance Ed into schools under-served by the arts. The DARE-2-Dance program follows a successful methodology developed at the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York – NDI teaches Dance Ed at 42 schools in NY City. In-class activities train the brain’s capacity for “Executive Function.”

“This program is not (only) about dancing – it’s about training kids’ brains.” – Adele Diamond, Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia.

“This is one of the best (dance) enrichment programs I’ve seen.” – Trevor Ludski, retired-Superintendent of Toronto Schools; Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal-recipient.

Contact Tim at http://timmah.ca and at http://Danzkool.ca
For info about NDI – http://nationaldance.org/NDI_at_a_Glance.pdf