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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was a bit dubious about Dancin Power until I had the opportunity to join them at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and saw them in action -- they are amazing! Not only did they bring joy to the patients that they worked with, their sense of inclusion of the whole family was fantastic. The healing power of music, of movement and of a break from the medical environment cannot be measured -- but it it immense!

1 Mary I.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancin Power brings adaptive activity into medical facilities as part of the healing process. The energy and enthusiasm of their volunteer instructors engages patients and helps them to smile and forget the struggles of medical treatments. Everytime I see photos and videos of the children participating in dance, I smile too. Please support the great work Dancin Power does for patients and the community they serve.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancing power is a such beautiful, inspiring, heart touching and important project for the sick kids inside hospitals!
This project promotes hope, healing and happiness to the kids and their families ♡ Renata B.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancin Power touches the lives of sick & injured children every day. Their volunteers inspire hospitalized children to express themselves through dance & movement, and in doing so bring so much positive energy and much-needed joy to the children and families that they serve. Their tireless work is both instructional and therapeutic. They teach the children to be in touch with their bodies and comfortable in their own skin while at the same time offering them an irreplaceable escape from their strenuous and painful circumstances.

Dancin Power is a truly inspirational organization that provides an invaluable service to the beloved children that it serves.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the most amazing group of volunteers I have ever seen! They do not think twice about going into a difficult situation to bring joy to the children they serve. For 1 hr. out of a 24 hr. day, a child is able to forget the pain and sickness they are feeling and just dance and have fun. You can just feel the excitement in the room! It is nice to know there are still people in this world that care enough to give of their time and spread kindness to other people. Dancin Power YOU rock!!! Keep up the fantastic work.

1 Vivek S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancin Power volunteers their time to bring much needed joy into the lives of children who deal with illness and injury. This kind of healing is immeasurable and should be encouraged. It’s a truly great program.

Sarah152

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancin Power is a specialized movement and music program that brings dance classes free of charge to hospitalized kids facing chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancin Power is a wonderful organization! They bring such joy to children of all ages. They allow kids to be kids and forget about their illnesses while engaging in dance activities. The level of activity is tailored to the children's physical abilities, leaving no child left out. The dance instructors are really creative and fun! I have participated with Dancin Power as an adult and had so much fun! An amazing organization doing amazing things for amazing children!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great program for kids! Alicia is awesome :)

Vicki40

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dancing Power is an amazing organization created by an amazing woman who is clear in her purpose. She uses dance to make sick children feel better. I feel blessed to be a part of Vania's larger dance community and am proud and inspired by what she has created with Dancing Power.