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Keshet Dance Company
February 23, 2010

Keshet is an amazingly supportive place, always ready to help you find a way to follow your dreams and make things happen when it comes to dance in the community. I started dancing at 34 and can't imagine stopping anytime soon. I don't think I could have done that at most other dance companies. I have had the opportunity to begin teaching creative movement and dance and to assist in professional productions, aside from just dancing for myself. The PID program, in particular, is so inspirational to me. I want to be a part of keeping it strong and helping everyone see themselves as having a creative dancer inside of them.

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

my life. I grew up wanting to dance and never had the opportunity. Keshet has given me that, and so much more.

Ways to make it better...

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

offer more classes. Move into a better building with more studio space. Have better facilities in general - dressing rooms, kitchen, reception areas, etc. Probably more staff to handle the first ones.

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

No matter how crazy (aka bad) the rest of my day is, I can go to Keshet and dance, and the rest of it melts away. Whether I am teaching a class or taking one, I can lose myself in movement for an hour or two and re-center myself in a better place.

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

Dedicated. Sometimes frantically goal-driven. Smiling. Open to suggestions. Ready to try. Resourceful. Creative. Generous.

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

finish the Kimo project and move out of the (gross) building on 2nd. Support more Outreach projects in the community. Produce more repertory company shows and share dance productions in more venues and plces.

Ways to make it better...

Keshet were a little biegger and more stable financially. It's hard to balance offering the best programming possible with watching every penny that comes in or goes out.

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

as of today - the overall economy. In general, the struggle of non-profits to gain and keep financing for programs.

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

Keshet has become a rock in my life. I can't imagine not having it around.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Teaching staff, general volunteer, community dancer.