Dance For A Difference
What is Dance for a Difference?
The Dance for a Difference Benefit Concert is the culmination of a year of hard work and giving by Raising the Barre members. The concert takes place on April 28th at 3pm at the Bankhead Theater in Downtown Livermore. This year’s concert will Benefit Open Heart Kitchen, the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri-Valley. Open Heart Kitchen serves prepared, nutritious meals 7 days a week throughout Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore. Last year, Open Heart Kitchen served more than 328,00 meals to people from all walks of life, including the underemployed, seniors, and children and families.
The concert will feature dancers from Raising the Barre, Tiffany’s Dance Academy, and the professional company ConDanza, whose members are our very own TDA teachers. In an exciting first for Dance for a Difference, there will be a live music collaboration with the East Bay Jazz High School All Stars Band!
Following the event there will be a dessert reception and a silent auction with proceeds benefitting Open Heart Kitchen.
What is Raising the Barre?
Tiffany’s Dance Academy is the home of the national non-profit charity Raising the Barre. With chapters all over the country, dancers in Raising the Barre look to improve their local communities through dance. The members are ages 13-18 years old and participate in outreach programs such as food drives, trash clean ups, senior center performances, and much more! Raising the Barre is also proud to have built a College Scholarship Fund that is awarded each Spring to graduating members. To date, Raising the Barre has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to their students.
We often get asked, “What is the best way for me to get involved?”
The answer is to come to our performances and spread the word about our cause. If you have a dancer between the ages of 13-18 we would love to welcome them into our membership. For more information about joining Raising the Barre email firstname.lastname@example.org.