The mission of the Dublin Dance Foundation is to create and inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance as an art form in Central Ohio by promoting, encouraging, and supporting exposure to and involvement in dance; to expand the availability of dance instruction and performance to children of limited financial means; to bring dance instruction and performance to new audiences, including inner-city children and the elderly; and to utilize dance instruction and performance as a means of raising funds for charitable causes.
Nutcracker Wishes is an annual fund drive for children. Based on need, local inner-city schools are chosen as recipients. Funds go toward giving each child at the school a gift bag, personalized as much as possible. Items in the bag include items like blankets, towels, hats/gloves, books, hygiene items, small toys, and more as funds allow. Gifts are secretly left in the classrooms during an in-school performance of The Nutcracker. Additional gifts are given to students throughout the schoolyear as needs are identified.
An annual dance concert benefiting melanoma research in the name of Bonnie J Lavric, beloved teacher, mother, wife, and friend. This annual concert showcases local dance companies and individual soloists coming together to dance through the pain, love, and joy of the cancer journey. 100% of funds donated go directly to The James and the Melonoma Research Foundation in the name of Bonnie.
Weekly Dance Instruction
DDF supports local teachers in various programs throughout the city including, weekly dance instruction at John Burrough’s Elementary to all 3rd and 4th graders. This instruction includes performing in The Nutcracker performance with costuming and transportation from the home school to the performance venue. Donated funds compensate provide supplies, costuming, and transportation for the students and families involved.
The Dublin Dance Foundation is a collaboration of board members and volunteers working toward specific goals. We are always accepting new people willing to serve the cause. If you’d like to join, contact us and watch for volunteer calls!