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Traveling Tutus Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews 454

Address:

795 E. Lakeshore Blvd. Kissimmee FL 34744 USA

Mission:

"Bringing the Gift of Dance to Children Around the World." TRAVELING TUTUS is a charity program offering under privileged children previously used dance attire and accessories. We want to bring joy to orphans through the gift of dance! Company Overview: TRAVELING TUTUS is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit charity organization that offers under privileged children around the world previously used dance attire and accessories. We want to bring joy to children through the gift of dance! TRAVELING TUTUS is currently collecting items to send to orphanages around the world. Contact us to learn how you can be a part!

Target demographics:

share the gift of dance with children around the world!

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 1,000 children around the world

Geographic areas served:

various countries

Programs:

new/ gently used dance attire, shoes, accessories, hosting free dance classes, etc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has been a dancer for 10 years. I personally know how dance empowers my daughter! She is not only physically fit, she has gained the grace and confidence to perform on stage at competitions. We donated 9 of her former dance costumes to Traveling Tutus. We know how wonderful dance has been for Lianna and we are filled with joy when we see the photos posted by Traveling Tutus of little dancers wearing the donated dance wear. Our favorite photos are those of children in orphanages since Lianna began her life in an orphanage.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I teach dance for free in a tiny community in Mexico. Traveling Tutus sent me everything I needed to round out my supply of dance attire for my students. They are also working with me to do costumes for our Nutcracker we hope to put on in December. In an area where the student could never afford the classes let alone the proper attire this means the world to both me and my students. One cannot underestimate the need for proper dance attire. Not only can I now see their lines properly making it safer for my students to learn proper technique but they feel like dancers now as well. They sent us everything free of charge, in a timely manner, much of it new and all of it in excellent shape. They are helpful, kind and have a super great ministry set up that works well. It may seem inconsequential to some but know that this ministry makes a huge difference in children's lives. For places without dance schools they give children a chance to feel lovely and dream about being a ballerina. Giving a child a dream and a gift like that is without measure. For places with schools like mine they give these students a chance to change their lives. Both the adults and children that I teach have had their lives changed because they have the opportunity to dance and feel comfortable in attire that fits and is safe and makes them feel beautiful. This is truly and amazing organization with an amazing world view changing lives for the better.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A fantastic organization that helps give children the opportunity to fully enjoy the art of dance. Jenna is passionate, giving, and a wonderful role model for young dancers everywhere. Boca Dance Studio and ProAm Dance Studio in Florida, love Traveling Tutus Inc.!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This program not only provides support to children across the world to enable them to learn the love of dance, but it is an excellent leadership building program for young dancers. Their program has built in mentorship opportunities for young dancers to develop as leaders and community activists while promoting something they love and learning basic business and marketing skills! My daughter has enjoyed being a part of this program as a Studio Ambassador

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is the ultimate pay-forward organization I know! It is simply the best! It provides the dream of dance to so many!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter danced throughout her elementary years accumulating many costumes. Donating these beautiful barely worn outfits to a worthy cause proved almost impossible until I found Traveling Tutus. What a great idea, and a worthy cause, providing a mechanism for the donation of beautiful dance costumes and dance wear to others who otherwise may not have the chance to experience the joy of dance to the fullest. Great Work Jenna Johnston for finding a creative way to share your passion of dance around the world.

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Help with more advertising, it was hard to find Traveling Tutus initially. I have sent the FB page to everyone i know whose children are in dance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

They deliver gently used dancewear to needy children around the world so they can feel special when they dance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every year I create a dance for a cause. In the past we have done disability, autism, homeless and this year we did recycle. Our costumes were all made from recycled material. We always have a project that goes with our dance for a cause. I saw an ad for Traveling Tutu's and KNEW THIS WAS IT! I began to gather items for donation. Since I am a studio owner/choregrapher and I work with special needs many people give me their costumes when they clean out their closets. The first box was more like a test run to make sure I had the right address. It was received with love and fanfare. A photo taken and a FB post! The second box I took time to pack with love and attention. Sending amazing costumes that I knew would be appreciated. I will be sending one more big box and then hopefully encourage everybody I know to do the same. All messages back and forth were answered quickly and you can read the passion for this project between the lines. The story of the gymnastic shoes was so cool. They found another organization to benefit from donations given to them ! I love it that my costumes that my students and own children (who are now grown up) wore are now being given to new dancers who will appreciate them even more! An amazing idea! I wish I could be on location when those dancers try them on for the first time. Some of our costumes were designed and made by a special seamstress who always said every dancer should look amazing when they step out on stage regardless of talent. How cool her costumes are now being used again with love instead of sitting in a box! I hope this organization grows and grows. I hope that people everywhere will start recycling their costume closets and share the "dance" with the students who deserve to look beautiful and FEEL AMAZING! I am so blessed to have found TRaveling Tutu's!

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I would make a second location in Canada to help lessen the cost of shipping. My budget is 200 dollars and I have 80 left which is enough for one more big box. In my heart I know that I wont let that stop me from sending more if I can!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Traveling Tutus is every little girls dream! Every little dreams of looking like a princess and floating through the air as she dances. Traveling Tutus brings this reality to children who normally would not have the opportunity to wear sparkling leotards and tights. They take the items that have been worn and loved by dance students here in the US and ship them around the world so that other children can feel special.

This nonprofit took a simple idea and has made it work. They don't have alot of staff, just alot of donors and volunteers that make it work. They give American girls a way to impact the lives of other children, bringing happiness to both the giver and the girls who receive the gifts!

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2012

 
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