NDEO invites all individual participants and chapters of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) to join us in celebrating “Dance A Difference Week” – A week dedicated to dance-based service in our communities
How to Participate:
Share the joy of dance through performance. Plan a community performance during Dance A Difference Week. You can performance at a local school or daycare, put on a small show at a local retirement home, or prepare a performance for patients at a hospital.
Teach a dance class to members of your community. You can teach a workshop to a specific group in need such as those with disabilities or youth in an underprivileged area, or just open up your studio to host an all-inclusive free dance workshop for community members.
Fundraise money or collect donations. You can raise money for a local charity, a national dance organization, or any group in your community you think deserves the help. You might raise money through classes, workshops, or even ticket sales of a special Dance A Difference Week performance!
Complete a chapter service activity in your community. Visit a local soup kitchen, make blankets or assemble hygiene kits for those in need, or find a local organization who needs volunteers. Need some ideas? Visit nationalservice.gov/serve-your-community.
Don’t forget to share your experience! Use the hashtags #NHSDA and #DanceADifferenceWeek to show us how you are serving in your community. We might even share your experience on our social media pages to inspire other chapters to join in and give back to their communities.
NHSDA students are encouraged to take leadership roles in the planning and execution of Dance A Difference Week activities. This is an excellent opportunity for those working towards induction to develop leadership and service learning skills.
For questions regarding Dance A Difference Week or the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, please visit nhsda-ndeo.org/DanceADifference or email firstname.lastname@example.org.