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Why should we help the Texas Dance Community?
In the wake of hurricane Harvey, the dance community has quickly found ways to help one another survive. Still, as the waters go down and the media coverage dissipates, there is still a lot of work to do. By necessity, dance and the arts community will likely be some of the last things to get help. But dance isn’t a hobby for a studio owner or teacher--it’s their livelihood, washed away along with their home. They will need to rebuild their home, yes, but also their business.
By supporting the dance community, we help restore humanity and start to parse tragedy. Artistic outlets speed healing and connects people. Furthermore, many children and youth go to their dance studio to safely express themselves, to expend their energy productively, and to spend time with their friends. By restoring the Texas dance community, we can help Harvey’s victims move through the trauma just a little bit easier.
We may not be able to rebuild Houston all by ourselves, but we can get some kids back in ballet class faster. If you want to see about efforts to help Dance in Texas (including ours) please read this Dance Teacher Magazine article Here. If you would like to help, please visit tiny.cc/helptxdance and read the pinned post. Feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions.
J. Lindsay Brown
Artistic Director, J. Lindsay Brown Dance
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