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October 31, 2013

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November 20, 2012

I am a firm believer in the power of dance and expressive arts, and Dancin' Power provides a positive affirmation of this. This is a phenomenal organization that is affecting individual lives in very ... more

October 31, 2013

Dancin Power is a superb organization that brings expressive arts and movement to an often overlooked segment of the population: hospitalized children and their families. The volunteers are passionate and caring, but also fun and enthusiastic--a perfect mix. It is clear to me that lives are being changed for the better and I hope that many more will be positively affected by Dancin Power as the organization grows!

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November 20, 2012

I am a firm believer in the power of dance and expressive arts, and Dancin' Power provides a positive affirmation of this. This is a phenomenal organization that is affecting individual lives in very tangible ways. Vania is a wonderful leader with a genuine interest in helping others, especially those who are unable to help themselves. Her vision for Dancin' Power is something we all can, and should, get behind!

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

October 27, 2013

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October 27, 2013

Dancin Power is a wonderful non-profit organization that brings dance and music to young patients at Oakland Children's Hospital, and beyond. But more than that, it's brings huge heart and soul, and much needed joy to the families and all involved. Vania Deonizio, the founder, is a selfless and passionate leader who has managed to put this programming together on a shoestring, with the help of friends, family, and volunteers. Brava to her, and to all her helpers and supporters.

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Life-changing

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2012

October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
2 people found this review helpful

I am a pediatric physiastrist at Children’s Hospital Oakland. I witness first hand the positive effects of Dancin Power on the quality of life of my hospitalized patients. The kids love it and beam with joy during the classes. Their success in learning dance moves carries over to their performance in their intensive physical/occupational/speech therapy sessions. I am fortunate to be on the board of an organization that has such an ineffable presence in my workplace.

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Life-changing

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2013

October 23, 2013
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1 previous review
November 22, 2012

Dancin Power brings music, dance and movement to chronically ill children staying in hospitals. These things are so basic to the lives of healthy children that it’s easy to take them for granted, b... more

October 23, 2013
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Dancin Power transforms hospital rooms into joyful places where kids can be kids again -- supplementing their physical care with the spirited atmosphere that helps them heal. Even a bed-ridden child can listen to music and move his or her arms to the beat -- helping create the sense of community and ability that is so important for anyone coping with chronic illness, burns or disfigurements. The term transformative is really the only way to describe the energy in a room before vs. after a Dancin Power class.

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Life-changing

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2013

November 22, 2012

Dancin Power brings music, dance and movement to chronically ill children staying in hospitals. These things are so basic to the lives of healthy children that it’s easy to take them for granted, but exactly why Dancin Power makes such an incredible impact in the lives of hospitalized children and their families. Vania has adapted moves so that even wheelchair and bed-ridden children can move their arms and heads to the music.

Vania’s hospital classes are transformative – I’ve witnessed gatherings of sick, shy children, along with their visiting siblings and parents, become playful, laughing kids and families again. The children look forward to the dance classes all week – a chance to feel ‘normal’ again – and parents clamor to find out when Vania will return. It takes an incredible amount of administration, organization and dedication to provide these classes in a hospital setting, and Vania leads her organization in such a passionate and professional manner – with the goal of training new teachers and expanding availability of her classes – I hope that more people can support Dancin Power’s amazing work in our community hospitals.

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Life-changing

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2012

October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013
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Dancin Power gives sick and injured children the chance to feel normal and just be children for a while. When the music starts, it's clear that they're able to let go of worries and pain and actually feel good in their bodies. It's truly a transformative experience for the children and their families. During the classes, there is so much positivity, joy, and hope that it spills over to everyone around, even the hospital staff walking by. I am very honored to be a board member for Dancin Power and to have been part of the organization from the start as a teacher and volunteer. This organization has had a powerful impact on thousands of young people. Here's to many more years of uplifting thousands more.

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Have more teachers and give more classes to reach even more sick and injured children!

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

November 5, 2012

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November 5, 2012

Vania is a truly inspired individual. She works incredibly hard for this organization and is completely dedicated to its success. I have seen the inspirational atmosphere she creates in every Hospital room she enters. The volunteers are also amazing and really work well with kids and families. This is a truly enthused group with great intentions and hugely passionate hearts.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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