Dance for our Children 2016! Now a One Day Event! Same Program!
Sunday May 15th, 2016
Ramapo college Mahwah, NJ
A performance opportunity that diverts the focus from winning to developing healthy relationships and supporting an important cause.
Dance for our Children is a performance that your students will always remember and all of “our” children will benefit. Help us raise money for the Child Life/Creative Arts Therapy Department at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. Contact us at: [email protected] or 973-839-3022
I am excited about the concept, and I also feel that we as artists need to give back to the community. A couple of years ago I was invited to visit a patient at Hackensack Children’s Hospital with two other members from the Broadway cast of Wicked. It was Juliana’s wish to see the show, but she was too weak. We brought a mini-show to her in the hospital. It was touching and very fulfilling. Unfortunately, Juliana lost her battle the following week. She had a great love for the arts and helped me remember how sharing our love of the arts is a beautiful thing. “Dance for our Children” will be giving 100% of the concert and workshop profits to The Creative Arts Therapy Program at Hackensack Children’s Hospital.
“The Creative Arts Therapy Program made a huge impact on our family” says Julie Rabinowitz, mother of Jake and his sister Emma, who was diagnosed with Tay Sachs disease. “I can honestly say that this artistic experience brought me such an incredible amount of peace during the most devastating and heartbreaking experience of my life. We had no idea what an important role they would play in terms of coping with our daughter’s disease and ultimately her death; and how art, music and drama could be used to express our thoughts, lessen our fears, connect with others and bring us peace.”
“Dance for our Children” is a performance that your students will always remember and all of “OUR” children will benefit. This is an invitational event and letters have been sent to a limited number of schools. We hope that you can join us and be part of this memorable occasion. Please give us a call if you would like to accept our very special invitation to “Dance for Our Children” at 973-839-3022 or email us at [email protected]
“I Danced With the Stars”
Christopher and Nancy King,