A one-time charity event in partnership with Dance Arts Centre
A one-time charity event in partnership with Dance Arts Centre
Apolla Performance Wear, in partnership with the nonprofit Dance Arts Centre, is creating a virtual charity event. Our dance studios have been hit hard by COVID-19. In an effort to keep the foundation of our dance industry strong and help us rebuild from the ground up, dance industry leaders are generously donating their goods and services to raise money to help save our dance studios. Dance studios can receive FREE financial relief gifts up to $5000 and dancers from all over the world can win once in a lifetime prizes, experiences, and merchandise...all for an incredible cause...Uniting For the Love of Dance!
Keep scrolling to learn more on how you can Win, Donate, Get Involved or Apply.
DONATIONS FROM THE BIG HEARTS OF OUR INDUSTRY
From virtual master classes to merchandise, mentorship and scholarships! We are not kidding when we say EPIC prizes!
We asked our network of industry leaders to donate prizes that will raise money to save our studios. We were amazed at who was willing to step up to the challenge without hesitation. These are rare and unique prizes you, your dancer, or studio WANT to win! What is exciting is that post COVID-19 we have the possibility to win virtual classes, subscriptions and prizes that you never dreamed possible!
ANYONE CAN ENTER TO WIN OR DONATE TO RAISE $$
Starting at only $10 you can enter to win! OR you can donate cash to the cause...no amount is too small! Together we are STR
This event gives dancers all over the world a chance to win experiences that they may never have again!
DANCE STUDIOS APPLY FOR FREE $$
U.S.-based studios can apply to win grants up to $5,000 dollars from the funds raised from the challenge.
WE SAVE DANCE STUDIOS AND SPREAD HOPE
100% of the proceeds raised will go to studios that complete the application!
After we raise oodles of money, we gift it ALL to dance studios! Again, the more money we raise the MORE studios we can help. So we need the dance community all over the world to come together, and share, not once, not twice but every week!
Do you know someone, a company, a dancer that would like to participate in the challenge?
Are you an industry leader or company that wants to donate a prize for a sweepstakes?
Do you have questions?
Please click below to email us!
Dance studios are the foundation of our training & create a springboard for the the arts. Like so many in our industry, studio owners are facing severe financial challenges including some who are making the tough decision to close their doors. Most studios are small business owners that did not enter the arts for the money. Taking on loans along with the loss of tuition, recitals and/or summer income is crushing this crucial industry. Dance educators are second parents, role models, & teach so much more than just steps. The dance studio is a safe space away from home. YOU are the key to our industry coming back strong. This is an unprecedented time in history and we need unprecedented action. We need to get relief directly to the studios...and it is free and easy for them to apply!
As a community we are STRONGER TOGETHER! So we want you to get involved in any way you can! We need everyone to SHARE with your network weekly to keep the charity going, Go to the Challenge Page to ENTER TO WIN & DONATE, and if you are a studio owner. you can APPLY HERE. Or keep scrolling to LEARN MORE or click below on Frequently Asked Questions.
Apolla and Dance Arts Centre are teaming up “For The Love Of Dance Challenge." This event has been created out of a deep love for this beautiful community of ours. Leaders in the dance industry from all over the globe will have the opportunity to donate products, services and experiences. Dancers from all over the world will then be able to enter the sweepstakes to win one of these incredible prizes by donating to the cause. Not only do you get to win once-in-a lifetime prizes but most importantly, what a beautiful light this will spread around the world! 100% of the proceeds from this event will be gifted to studios impacted by COVID-19.
Dance Arts Centre (DAC) is a nonprofit dance school serving Brevard County, FL with facilities in in Melbourne and Indian Harbour Beach. DAC’s mission is to promote positive change in the lives of youth through creative movement and the arts. Their core purpose is to make dance fun, affordable, and accessible to all – regardless of one’s economic status. You can learn more about their mission HERE.
Apolla will not receive or interact with any of the funds raised. All money will go to the Dance Arts Centre Fund for disbursement to studio applicants.
Every penny earned will go to help lift us up:
We understand there is so much pain in the world right now, injustices to be corrected, loss, desperation, and a feeling of helplessness. Apolla was created to HELP dancers and give support inside AND outside the studio. We feel the calling to shine a light and DO something we can control, to give help where we can starting with our home, the dance community. So we created the StEPS 2020 Initiative...Studios for Equity, Prevention, and Science. This is our way of starting conversation and igniting a catalyst for change in our dance industry.
We feel it is a time for action for unity. Our community as a whole has been deeply impacted by the most recent deaths in the black community and we hear the call for change and equity. We are committed to creating an environment in every dance studio that every dancer feels safe and equal. So every studio owner that applies for the relief gift from the funds raised by the challenge will be required to complete the StEPS 2020 Initiative. This course will provide education, perspective, and actionable items that every studio can implement right away to effect change. We are also allowing any dancer or teacher to take the course for free!
As painful as this year has been, we don't want to go back to how it was before 2020. We appreciate the challenges life has brought this year...for pressure and resistance is what creates strength and change. We see this as an opportunity to take STEPS towards coming out of this year as a rebirth. Bringing the dance community TOGETHER to heal, overcoming our heartache to become STRONGER with action, and bring the future of dance closer to being a BETTER & SAFER place than it ever has been before.BUT we can't do it without YOU...every one of us is stronger together and we all the same in our love of dance.
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