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16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Erin T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched Seamless grow into a more and more influential company every year. Erin has found an amazing way to give back to the community with her talents. Every show I've seen, whether small- or large-scale, is professional and impactful. Seamless is able to help provide positive art experiences for children, especially those with special needs, who would not otherwise learn the joy of dancing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen all of the Seamless dance performances. Each one is better than the next. The low ticket cost makes it affordable for anyone to spend an evening enjoying the show while contributing to important local charities. I was very impressed with the organization when I found out that money raised went to the cost of dance classes and costumes for special needs children.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I feel fortunate to have seen one of their dance productions. The show was exceptional. It was thrilling to see such a display of strength and grace. The mood of the performance really drew you in and took you through an emotional merry-go-round. I'm excited to see them again.

Kelsey N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seamless has given many people the gift of art through dance. Not only do they put on sensational shows for people in our community, but they specifically reach out to the children in the Kansas City area and to women in domestic violence shelters. Erin's unique choreography demonstrates the positive effects dance can have and always conveys a deeper message. The show leaves you with the motivation to do better in you community and in your own life. I will always be a supporter of Seamless because of the integrity of the company and their mission to make a difference.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seamless Dance Theater does an incredible job to raise awareness about the arts for underprivileged children. I have been to many of their performances and find them extremely enlightening. It is very important for young children to be able to experience the arts and even get involved at a young age.

Brandon G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the great privledge in working with Seamless Dance Theater this past spring. I have been a principle dancer with both Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and PHILADANCO and working with SDT is right up there. The work ethic, choreography, dedication and professionalism from both the company members and staff has made this company grow and exceed expectations leaps and bounds in its short time growing. I know first hand of versitility that both the dancers and choreography have and audiences have expressed their great appreciation for the diversity this company brings to the stage. In a day where dance has been more prominate in the media than ever, I can only hope that Seamless takes flight and is able reach audiences everywhere as well.

Cyndi K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been watching Seamless perform since they began. It is always an inspirational show and the money they raise always goes for an excellent cause.

Georgia R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seamless is an awesome organization. All of the work it does either helps people grow or heal through dance!

Terri11

Board Member

Rating: 5

This non-profits operates in order to bring dance and the arts to children including those with special needs. Seamles does it with no administrative costs and a limited number of volunteers. Seamless has served over 2,500 underserved children in the past three years with no cost to any child.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Shooting Stars dance class, a dance class for children with special needs. This class provides the opportunity for children to participate in a fun activity they otherwise may not have the chance to do. With the support of Seamless Dance Theater, the class can participate in dance competitions and recitals and attend dance class every week at no cost. Helping with the Shooting Stars dance class provided an opportunity for children with special needs to dance, as well as enriched my learning experience as an occupational therapy student. Thanks to the Seamless Dance Theater for funding the class!

Laura60

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seamless Dance Theater Inc. made our Shooting Stars dance class in Overland Park possible. Through donations we were able to provide an opportunity for all kids to participate in something they love to do-dance! Thanks for sponsoring our dance class!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have long been a connoisseur of fine art and often find little in the way of performers and artists that live up to their name or descriptions of who they say they are. When I first came across Seamless Dance at the Kansas City Fringe Festival, I was highly skeptical. Here was a group of interpretive dance performers, as they claimed, who went as far as to name themselves "Seamless" which I felt was a bold move and highly unlikely an accurate statement. After a bit of online research I decided that they may actually be the interpretative dancers that I have long sought to enjoy and may actually come close to fulfilling the "interpretive" aspect of performing!

So do they live up to their name? HALLELUJAH, do they ever! Everything from the posted description of what they were to perform, leaving you only with your own interpretation of what to expect, to the truly "seamless-ness" of their movement on the stage, the story portrayed, to the costuming, the choreography, to expression through movement, was utterly and perfectly breathtaking! Being one who is usually highly analytical of dancers, I found myself undistracted by the usual and natural flaws in production but instead engrossed completely in emotional understanding and even in tears at various times.

Their dance style was a beautiful collaboration of ballet and liquid, elegant popping movements with every step, twist, jump, twirl, perfectly in sync with the music and other dancers. The only not-so-seamless but somewhat forgivable aspect was the transitioning between songs which was often long and noisy. It would be great to see these dancers with a few extra stage hands to help create a smooth transition. But truly, the choreography and these dancers are a real beacon of light in the otherwise dim world of expressive dance!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am an Occupational Therapy student from KUMed, and I have been given the opportunity to volunteer through Seamless Dance Theater working with a class for children with special needs. The class is free and open to individuals looking for an opportunity to dance. Seamless has provided a dance studio and teacher to support this service learning experience. It has been incredible and we could not have put this class together without their support. The class not only benefits my learning experience but provides a safe and encouraging environment for children with special needs to dance. The smiles one can see around the room tell all- the children are thrilled to be there! It is truly a blessing to be able to work in this environment.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been honored to be involved with Seamless Dance Theater for the last 3 years and the wonderful work it does for children and women in the Kansas City community. Seamless Dance, in short, provides a rare opportunity to hundreds of children each year to be exposed to the arts and specifically, dance. Many of the children would otherwise never have this exposure. Seamless is not only exposing them to this wonderful culture, but maybe even opening their eyes to something they too might participate in and become passionate about. The annual Seamless performances held at the GEM, at 18th and Vine, also provides the general public one of the best opportunities in KC to see professional dance unlike any other in town. Under the artistic direction of Erin Novak Lustig, the choreography is amazing and experiencing it can be life altering.

Juliann C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in this dance class as a service learning opportunity for school. It was a great chance to work with other volunteers to help children with special needs participate in a fun activity, dancing. It was great that Seamless Dance Theater sponsored this activity by providing a free studio space, volunteer dance teachers and assistance, and giving us a chance to participate in a fun service learning activity to gain experience.

Thanks Seamless Dance Theater!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For the past two years Seamless has supported the development of a program to provide a dance class for children with special needs. As a faculty member in the Occupational Therapy Education Department at the University of Kansas we developed a collaboration with seamless in an effort to give children with special needs access to dance regardless of their disability. Occupational therapy graduate students assist with the class each week to provide extra support to the students that need extra assistance. We have children with a variety of physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges that come together each week to enjoy dance. Erin Lustig the director of Seamless connected us with Tarrah Bossert a dance instructor that has volunteered her time with assistance from Lucy Elbel a dance student at Starstruck Performing Arts Center. Seamless has provided studio space to us free of charge and has provided ongoing support with costumes and connecting us with children in the community that want the opportunity to dance. With donations from the community we are able to provide dance classes and costumes at no cost to the students. I have been an occupational therapist for 25 years and this dance class has been the most enjoyable experience of my career. Watching the enjoyment and the accomplishments of these children each week has been remarkable. This class would not have been possible without the support of Seamless Dance Theatre