Kids Crave To Move

"1 in 5" kids live in poverty. They fall behind at school and often don't catch up. Dance education enrichment closes the gap. We're raising $10,000 to give dance ed' to kids at schools under-served by the arts. You give, you get a tax receipt, and more kids will succeed in school.

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 prepare 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 vulnerable kids.

We need to raise $10,000. Combined with donations from 'TELUS', 'Terra Breads', and other supporting sponsors, 300-kids at schools under-served by the arts will get more chances for dance enrichment. #KidsCrave2Move

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How to Help

Sponsor a child - $110 sponsors a child for 10-weeks of dance enriched learning.

Sponsor a school for $7,500 - talk to us about how you, or your organization, 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/ .

Leave a legacy through your estate planning – contact us, http://timmah.ca/.

Hire a "Corporate Energizer" for your next conference or business event – proceeds help sponsor dance education for kids. For info, http://timmah.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