This past summer Apolla Performance Wear, in partnership with the nonprofit Dance Arts Centre, created a virtual charity event to raise money for dance studios hit hard by COVID-19. We had incredible dance industry leaders step up to donate their services that dancers bid on to win. All the funds raised was granted to studios that applied for financial relief...Uniting For the Love of Dance!
We felt it is a time for action and for unity. While we were getting ready to launch the charity, our community as a whole was deeply impacted by the deaths in the black community and we heard the call for change and equity. As a company, Apolla is committed to creating an environment in every dance studio that every dancer feels safe and equal. One of the foundations we believe creates change is EDUCATION. So we curated this course from the generosity and donations of experts and everystudio owner that applied for the financial relief was required to complete the StEPS 2020 Initiative. We then realized it was such a valuable professional development and continuing education course for ALL educators. So we have decided to keep it available for FREE for all. This course provides education, perspective, and actionable items that every studio can implement right away to effect change. We hope every studio owner has their staff take the course and we hope this starts everyone on a journey of creating change in the dance community that is safe for ALL students, mind, body, and souls.