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Giving Back


An important component of our studio is giving back, whether it's locally in our community or national organization like Dancers Against Cancer and America Heart Association.  Over the last few years, we have donated over $10,000 as well as non-monetary donations such as toy drives, urgent needs list items for the homeless shelter, costume donations, and so much more.  Another non-monetary give back we do each month is part of our Student Assistant and Student Ambassador program - they make brown bag lunches for Lazarus House once a month.  

It is so beneficial to teach our youth about helping others, and representing DDA in a positive way within the community. This instills values and lessons that they will carry with them into their adult lives as well. Each month DDA has a give back, and below is an overview of the last year:

Some of our giving back initiatives:


June 2018 (recital give back)

Alex's Lemonade Stand


June 2018

Traveling Tutus

7 large boxes of dance costumes


September 2018

Lazarus House

A huge car full of donations from their Urgent Needs list


October 2018

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center



November 2018

Honor Flight Chicago



December 2018

Becca's LEGacy

A van full of toy donations for their annual toy drive.


January 2019

Special Olympics



February 2019

American Heart Association



March 2019

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Pop tab collection


April 2019

Lazarus House


Dancers Against Center


May and June 2019

Alex's Lemonade Stand

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