Joy of Dance is dedicated to giving back to the dance community. To date we have assisted dance companies, local public and high-schools, as well as kids needing financial assistance. Currently we are working to establish outreach programs for hard to reach kids, those with physical and emotional challenges as well as seniors. We believe that every person has the right to joy. What we know for sure is that dance and music can take you there.
 

 

DANCE LESSONS AT HOMELESS YOUTH AGENCY

July 27, 2015


Joy of Dance is committed to spreading the positive and transformative affect ballroom dance, especially on young adults. For almost two years, Joy of Dance has been donating dance lessons at Covenant House Toronto, an Agency for Homeless Youth! 

Annie has been their Ballroom & Latin dance teacher for Monday workshops on a weekly basis working with youth aged 16-24! Youth at Covenant House come from across Canada as well as from abroad. For them it is a place to feel safe and secure whilst getting on the right track with their education, career and health!

Dance is an amazing source of therapy for body and soul, and as proved with these youth, it is a great foundation for building confidence, leadership skills and respect! For most, it is something they have been missing most of their lives!

Ballroom & Latin dance is something that has never been offered at Covenant House before, but now, after 18 months of work, Annie has been the longest running, most consistent dance volunteer they have ever had!

Every week is a different experience, but always special!

Our goal is keep the workshops running strong, bring out the self-confidence in young adults, and maybe one day see more of them perform!

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