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January 13, 2011

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January 13, 2011

I LOVE the arts alliance, Sandra discovered me when i competed in Balch Springs idol. That was my first time performing in front of a crowd and being judged by judges. Ever since then my career started as an artist. I began to perform with them in monthly shows and gaining more and more experience as well as exposure to being in front of an audience. It has been very helpful to me as a singer being in such a positive atmosphere and working with such talented helpful people and I am very thankful to have such an amazing alliance in town.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

multiple shows

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add a couple more voice instructors to help out

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January 13, 2011

The Balch Springs Visual and Performing Art Alliance (BSVPAA) is an amazing organization that is trying to enrich an area that has never had an arts organization like this before. While most towns and cities in our area have had community arts organizations for years, Balch Springs has been lacking in this department. This organization is striving to find a wholesome outlet for area youth and better serve the community by providing affordable art classes. The BSVPAA is working hard to fill a need that is vitally needed in the area and their efforts should be truly acknowledged.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working hand and hand with them to raise awareness of the vital role art education plays in an adolescent's development and in promoting better business/community relations by supporting the local arts.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help it ground itself within the community to reach a broader audience and raise funds to provide scholarships for families in need or general free art classes for community residents.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

January 13, 2011

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January 13, 2011

The Balch Springs Visual and Performing Arts Alliance is the sole medium for young youth and the public at large to receive exposure to the arts through thetrical productions, musical performances and resources by means of educational courses that aim to promote involvement in the arts.

As a board member, but most importantly as an audience member, I've attended most of the theater showcases and have thoroughly enjoyed the fusion of comedy, music and theatrics in each production. Limited resources have not taken away from the abundance of talent ranging from backstage hands to the on-stage performers.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Involvement in this organization has allowed to me gain a further appreciation for the arts and understand the impact that the arts play in the development and expansion of culture in an area where the arts are not fully available or promulgated.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Changes and improvements to this organization is possible and plausible through a collaboration with businesses and all citizens in promoting community involvement so that an arts culture can be recognized and appreciated in a city that needs it.

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January 13, 2011

I've attended several performances of the Balch Springs Visual and Performing Arts Alliance. They work with local youth to teach them theatre and singing skills. Some of these youth had never been onstage before or in front of an audience. Participating in the rehearsals and the shows really gave them a lot of confidence. One highschool student has really changed. When he first got involved he was a little angry all the time. Now he seems to be happer. He's learned to express himself better so he's not holding 'it in' all the time.



This is also the first arts organization in Balch Springs and a big asset to the community. The only drawback is that there is no newspaper in the city so it's difficult to get the word out about programs and performances. If they can find a way to promote themselves better they will be able to serve more people.



I'm looking forward to their 2011 programs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I saw a highschool youth transform from an angry young man into someone who seems to really enjoy everything more.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would help them market themselves better. There's no city newspaper or central gathering place so it's hard to advertise.

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