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February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

Yes! Please, please help the San Diego Dance Theater and artistic director Jean Isaacs. I have been a volunteer with the group for several years and I am happy about the growth shown in the dancers and performances. Jean Isaacs is a very special person and choreographer. I have not been contributing financially however I want to do anything I can to help this wonderful group!

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that I have seen the results of their work. People are happy to see their performances.

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love to find ways to help them financially.

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

AMAZING, simply fantastic. the best dance theatre in all of San Diego

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dancing

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leave it the way it is!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

I have had interactions with several youths participating in this program. I believe it is having a positive impact on their lives by providing them with such great opportunities in the performing arts. I am especially appreciative of their efforts to provide access to underprivileged youth not just the students who can afford to participate in the fine arts.

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watching performances and interacting with students/performers. I have heard them talk about this program and how much they love it. One student in particular never thought she would be able to participate in a program like this.

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provide them with additional resource if possible

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

I was in this dance program for the first semester, I absolutely enjoyed. Since there isn't really dance at our school, the opportunity to have a place like the San Diego Dance Place to go to, is really amazing. Especially since I love to dance, and being able and know that I have my finical issues cover is amazing. This is something that I would love to continue to do, during my time at High Tech High.

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Being involved in Dance Fierce, and dancing twice a week

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Nothing

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

Through "Trolley Dances", San Diego Dance Theater introduces San Diegans to their city through dance. Not only do people have the opportunity to visit parts of the city that may be new to them, it also showcases the immense talent by members in the dance community. An event like this is a perfect marriage between the arts and the visitor's bureau - and no one else has a program like it.

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Many ways - each year I am involved with the organization and each year I am more amazed with the quality and creativity.

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Increase the staff - the current staff does so much with very limited resources.

February 12, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 12, 2011

I have been dancing with San Diego Dance Theatre since I was 19. Almost 15 years later I still feel so blessed that Jean has been a part of my growth as a dancer and a overall person. I have been afforded so many opportunities, ones that I would have never been exposed to, if it were not for the community outreach that San Diego Dance Theatre does.

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being able to learn, grow, then pass this knowledge onto others

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Give them more money so that their community outreach can go even further

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

When i moved to San Diego in 2004, one of the first events i attended was a Trolley Dance performance by Jean Isaac's San Diego Dance Theater. I was so happy and inspired to see such great art and culture in a new city. Since then Jean has pumped out many many many more performances and community gatherings that I have attended and have seen what a huge impact San Diego Dance Theatre has in San Diego. The company has been such a focal point for dance in San Diego. It has really become the mecca of dance in southern California. I am a professional dancer in San Diego, and have always looked up to the quality of artistic outreach this company has shown.

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I have taken many dance classes at San Diego Dance Theatre, and been provided numerous performance opportunites through them. San Diego Dance Theater is very supportive of new emerging artists and encourages growth and development through classes, workshops, choreographic showcasings, and artist referrals.

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LOVE TO BE IN THE COMPANY! ;)

February 11, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 11, 2011

SDDT is a blessing to the San Diego community, not just the Arts. It offers innovative programming, in particular the famous Trolley Dances performed every Fall for two weekends. We are the only city that offers urban performing art of this kind! Even Toronto, with its incredible arts culture and great public transit system, doesn't offer something like this! So raise your hands with money and accolade for SDDT and the benefits it brings to citizens of our community. Support your local arts since government certainly doesn't.

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See above; I think the explanation is pretty self-explanatory.

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Jean Isaacs is a true professional in her chosen career - what would I suggest to her?

February 10, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 10, 2011

I had the opportunity to work as choreographer in the 11th trolley dances 2009, it was a lifetime experience!!!!. Almost thirteen year ago, Jean Isaacs and San Diego Dance Theater had this great idea, of bringing dance to outdoors spaces, creating Trolley Dances Festival. Year after year bringing artist from different parts of the world, trolley dances gathers more than 100 people, that takes part as dancers, choreographers, tour guides, staff and more!


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working in trolley dances 2009, and going to master classes of san diego dance theater

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find more economic support

February 9, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 9, 2011

I am lucky to be a part of San Diego Dance Theatre. My role with SDDT is 'work study student'. In exchange for helping out with events and around the studio I am bequeathed free instructional classes. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with Jean and her dancers and staff. Without dance I don’t know how I would define myself. San Diego Dance Theatre brings art to life in a very publically accessible way. Jean and her dancers give parts of themselves to the community, and both benefit more than either may cognitively realize.

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my heart. I owe a lot to Jean and other instructors for allowing me to better understand myself through personal expression and movement.

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Give Jean more time and funding to produce new dances.

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