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THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE INC
February 9, 2010

Our dance company, Yow Dance, recently began the application process for residency at The Center for Contemporary Dance. Long before this we were well aware of both Craig Johnson and Dario Moore, the two key role players at "The Center". Their reputation in our community is well known, not only in the dance community, but in the art and philanthropy communities especially, as is evidenced by the broad support they get from the well respected organization United Arts. As I have gotten to know the two gentlemen better, have seen them in action, and can now see first hand how their commitment to dance and the city of Orlando is most directly reflected by The Center for Contemporary Dance, I can see the dramatic impact on our community. Their mission to Produce, Encourage, Cultivate, and Reach is firmly in place and making a difference. Just last week I saw a performance put on by one of the companies that partner with The Center and can see with clarity that the dance organizations that call The Center home are well selected to carry forward the mission even more!

The Great!

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

their kindness to help our organization.

Ways to make it better...

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

see it expand and become more prevelant in the community than it already is greatly intergrated.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their willingness to help individuals and fellow organizations grow.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

accomodating, passionate, and supportive of The Center for Contemporary Dance's mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, not just the immediate Orlando vicinity.

Ways to make it better...

... this would be difficult to improve on. So much is being done well already.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

additional funding but not for lack of qualification or talent in applying for it through grants.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this is a very special and well respected organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Executive Director for a company that is in the process of partnering with this organization.