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Causes: Arts & Culture, Dance, Music

Mission: Dancin Power's mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life of hospitalized children’s lives by inspiring self-expression through movement-based creative expression, music and dance!

Results: Dancin Power has improved the lives of over 15,000 hospitalized children and families since it is inception. Benefits of Dancin Power: Help kids cope with emotions, sadness and fears. Help improve recovery time. Help kids get out of room to prevent further illnesses caused by long period of bed rest, such as pulmonary diseases and other illnesses.

Target demographics: sick hospitalized kids

Direct beneficiaries per year: Dancin Power helped improve the quality of life of over 15,000 hospitalized children and families since its inception.

Geographic areas served: Dancin Power program impacts the lives of children from Northern California who are served at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital — Oakland & San Francisco, CA - Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Northern California - Sacramento, CA - George Mark Children's House, S. Leandro, CA - Children's Hospital Orange County "CHOC" — Orange County, CA

Programs: Dancin Power Workshops Locations & Schedule: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital — Oakland, CA Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Day Hospital/ Infusion Center — Oakland Campus Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Program — Oakland Campus *1st & 3rd Tuesdays at the OPC Fridays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Inpatient Building - School Program and private bedside lessons as requested. Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Day Hospital/ Infusion Center — Oakland Campus George Mark Children's House — San Leandro, CA Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Mostly private 1:1 bedside lessons. Children's Hospital Orange County — Orange County, CA Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm — Inpatient Building Playrooms Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Northern California - Sacramento, CA Special Programming scheduled for November and December 2015, due to the hospital's high demand of holidays visitors. Please check with Shriners Hospital's Child Life/Recreational Therapy Department for Dancin Power's workshop schedule.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dancin Power has been an incredible asset to our patients at CHOC Children's! Their generosity has provided hours of fun, movement and excitement. We can't thank them enough for sharing their time and talents to inspire and encourage our kids.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dancin Power is amazing! Their staff are able to adapt to the varied abilities of our patients, due to their ability to assess what our patients CAN do and play on those strengths. They also work well with our family members and staff-bringing dance and music to all.
It is so great to see patients that are fairly unresponsive, "light up" and interact with the Dancin Power staff. Everyone looks forward to their weekly visit and we wish they could come more often!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dancin Power has been such a great addition to the range of activities that we offer at George Mark Children's House. Their sensitivity to the needs of our patients and families, ability to adapt to working with children of a variety of ages and abilities and enthusiasm for their work, far exceeded by expectations!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This program is amazing!!! I feel so Alive when I dance. Thank you to the founder and teacher for this great experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Mor'gaan I was 13 years old when I started dancing with dancing power during the 8 months that I spent in Children's hospital. I had never took a dance class in my life but thanks to dancing power I not only learned how to do dance i felt empowered enought to Peform 3 dances along with 20 other dancers for a audience of over 200 people at the hospital. It was one of the best days of my life and I will never forget it changed my life forever . Thank you dancing power !!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dancin Power is great! It has serve our Oakland patient tremendously, by engaging them in fun activities that they truly enjoy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dancin Power brings smile, laughter and motivation to our overweight kids who never thought it can be fun to move and be comfortable with your own body. Vania is such a great dance instructor! She makes every child in our Healthy Heart program feel unique and important even when you don't know how to dance or move. Every hospital should have a Dancin Power, but most importantly have an invigorating leader like Vania.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Healthy Hearts is an obesity clinic at Children's, and we have had the pleasure of having many of our patients get to experience the magic of Dancin Power. We have been so incredibly impressed with how comfortable kids feel when they are part of a Dancin Power session. We have had family members come up to us afterwards and say how they had never seen their child enjoy dancing before!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Dancin Power helps kids feel comfortable with movement and encourages them that exercise can be fun and makes you feel good to your core. Dancin Power has helped Healthy Hearts kids feel inspired to move and be heatlhy.