SERVICE SOCIETY AT EXPRESSIONS DANCE
We LOVE seeing our dance families work together to make a difference which is why we created the "Expressions Dance Service Society!" Students that participate in our community projects will become members of the Service Society. They will be recognized for their service with a certificate and collectable award. These credentials will acknowledge their involvement in a good cause and will look amazing on future college scholarship applications and resumes! We are so excited to have a program within our studio to help us teach our students the importance of service and community involvement!
SPRING PROJECT-"HEARTS FOR HUNGER" FOOD DRIVE
Expressions Dance Service Society recognition will be awarded to those students that meet the participation guidelines for our spring FOOD DRIVE event! To be eligible you need to:
1. Collect and donate TWENTY cans of peanut butter or canned protein or collect $50 in monetary donations. (Food must be non-expired.) 2. Attend the benefit concert and sign in at the front table.
All participants that meet the minimum requirements will be given a collectible heart charm with an official service society membership certificate! They can also download the participation letter (right column of this page) to add to their portfolio for future scholarship applications or other activities where proof of community service would be beneficial.
WINTER PROJECT-"DANCE FOR LIFE BENEFIT CONCERT"
We are collecting pajamas and books to donate to local organizations including the Utah Foster Care Association, Christmas Box House, Safe Harbor, the Road Home, and more.
ABOUT DANCE FOR LIFE: In 2009 a few studio owners decided that it shouldn’t just be about dancing during the holidays, it should be about “making a difference” in someone else’s life! What a better way to do that than to use our talents and provide an amazing night of dance joined together with our sister studios? The idea evolved into an annual benefit concert, “Dance For Life.” We wanted to create a special night for our dancers while bringing awareness to those in need during the holiday season.
So many of us have grown up with the tradition of opening up a new pair of pajamas every Christmas Eve. Kids love pajamas! We felt like giving pajamas to other children was a way to help even our youngest dancers grasp the concept of giving. We have been collecting pajamas and books for the Utah Foster Care Foundation and several other local charities each and every year since. They are always so excited to see us and so grateful for new jammies right in time for the holidays! “Dance for Life” has been a wonderful way to create more holiday spirit in our students and share a little dancing joy at the same time!
The “Dance For Life” project is an opportunity for our dancers to qualify to become a member of the “Expressions Dance Service Society.” To meet the qualifications for Service Society, each dancer needs to donate 10 pairs of pajamas, or 20 books, or $50 in cash donations. We will also accept a combination of the three donations (ex. 5 pjs and 10 books).
Here are some details on how you can get involved!
PAST PROJECTS & SOCIETY MEMBERS
We are excited to announce our members of service society!
2018 “Hearts for Hunger” Food Donation Project. These dancers collected 20 packs of food or $50 in cash donations:
Addison West, Allie Parker, Andie Polster, Ava Toone, Bella Erickson, Brooklyn Bagley, Finley Baird, Kallie Permann, Klara Smith, Kylie Broderick, Lacey Rigby, Lexey Rigby, Lexi Cartwright, Libbi Boulden, Madison Allen, Megan Grant, Mia Bright, Olivia Hale, Raegan Parker, Savanna Allen, Sophee Miller, Sydney Bagley, Teegan Gallegos, Zach Moffat, Zoey Calloway, Penelope Fox, Ruby Fox, Addison Simkins, Mckenna Sealy
2018 “Dance for Life” Pajama Project. We collected 1499 pajamas and 1496 books and $5000! These dancers collected at least ten pajamas, 20 books, or $50 in cash donations:
Raegan & Allie Parker
Taylee & Camrey Erickson
2017 “Hearts for Hunger”
Ava Toone, Phoenix Thibodeaux, Nevaeh Trujillo, Mia Bright, Arianna Roman, Addison West, Alexa Texeira, Dancyne Searle, Addison Simkins, Brooklyn Searle, Jules Tullis, Jayne Walker, Ruby Fox, Penelope Fox, & Klara Smith
2017 "Dance For Life" Pajama Project: We collected 943 pajamas and 1025 books and $7000! These dancers collected at least ten pajamas, 20 books, or $50 in cash donations:
2016 “Dance For Life” Pajama Project:
We collected 1094 pajamas, 459 books, and $6000! Thanks to all your donations! These dancers collected at least ten pajamas, 20 books, or $50 in cash donations:
2016 “Hearts for Hunger” Project:
We collected 293 pounds of food for the Bountiful Food Pantry! Thanks to all your donations! These dancers brought at least ten cans to the benefit concert: