BENEFITING: HOUSE OF THE ROSES VOLUNTEER DANCE COMPANY INC
House of the Roses Volunteer Dance Company, Inc. is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization that offers homeless and at-risk children free weekly on-site dance workshops at partner outreach facilities, such as homeless shelters and community centers, throughout New York City, as well as performance opportunities at outside locations.
The program provides constructive, disciplined and fun activities for these children and shows them that they merit the time, energy and interest of others. The dance workshops are designed to foster freedom of expression, healthy role modeling, self-esteem and respect for others. Through these workshops, the children work together to prepare for a variety of performances that celebrate their success and growth throughout the year. These performances give the children the opportunity to be recognized for their creativity and talent rather than their life circumstances.
The workshops are conducted by members of the organization’s volunteer dance company, which comprises dancers from a variety of backgrounds who share a common commitment to donating their time and talent to working with children. The dance company also performs, on its own and with the children, a repertoire that inspires creativity and caring.