KDC Outreach strives to utilize our passion for the art of dance to reachout and make a difference in our community. We do this through fun andmeaningful projects or events that serve a number of worthwhile causes.
Dance for Hope III
This year's Dance For Hope III which was for Feed Our Children was a huge success - Thanks to the many people who supported the show!!! We are very excited to say that we raised a little over $3,000 for this very worthy charity that has been assisting the school lunch program. Many of the children on the program only get one meal a day because most of the children's families cannot afford to give their children other meals throughout the day. Feed Our Children's strongest desire is for people to remember that these children are not in a third world country - they are only 15 minutes away in our own backyard, in our own neighbourhood.
So, Thank you again to everyone who came to watch the show and of course. thank you to all the fantastic dancers/choreographers who made the show the success it was! We couldn't have done it without you!
Congratulations on our Successful Charity Shows!
Circus of Dreams:
Please join our Adult Competition Team on September 27, 2008 when they take part in the firstannual Circus of Dreams benefit. They will be performing alongside a collective of well known Seattle-area aerialistsshowcasing a variety of aerial arts including aerial hoops, silks,trapeze, and other talented performers.
Dance for Hope II For the second charity show, KDC chose to benefit Seattle Education Access, a non-profit organization that is based in Seattle, WA. We raised over $2,200! Thank you to everyone who helped make this show possible. Their website is http://www.seattleeducationaccess.org, and below is an excerpt from their website that describes who they are and their goals are: Povertyand homelessness profoundly limit the lives of thousands of youngpeople in King County. Seattle Education Access was founded in 2002 toassist marginalized, high-potential youth and young adults in gainingentry into community colleges and/or universities and completingcollege degrees. We provide youth and young adults with the resourcesthey need to transition successfully to college, so that they canfinish their educations, leave poverty behind, and contribute tosociety in professional careers. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15-54. Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP) started in 1981 and is the largest provider of services for domestic violence victims in the state of Washington. The program offers a crisis line, confidential shelters, additional safe housing in the community, support groups, community education and trainings, and victim advocates. EDVP is located in Bellevue and serves North and East King County.
Dance for Hope I: On February 25th, KDC Outreach presented "Dance For Hope",a dance performance to raise awareness for domestic violence and fundsfor EDVP. The show featured the works of choreographers, dancers anddance companies from throughout the Seattle area in all genres of danceincluding Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and others. A total of $2000 wasraised for EDVP. Thank you to everyone who supported this worthwhilecause!
Union Gospel Mission, 4/30/06 Seattle'sUnion Gospel Mission serves an ever-changing society through directrescue mission work. There are over 8,300 homeless men, women andchildren in King County. Kittykats Dance Company and other KDCsupporters volunteered at UGM's men's shelter on April 30th,serving dinner to the homeless.
Union Gospel Mission Youth Center, 5/06 Union Gospel Mission's Ranier Valley Youth Center provides after school and evening programs for low-income and at-risk youth. In May, Kittykats Dance Company taught a Hip Hop dance workshop at the youth center.