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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Dancin Power's mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life of hospitalized children’s lives by inspiring self-expression through movement-based creative expression, music and dance!

Results: Dancin Power has improved the lives of over 15,000 hospitalized children and families since it is inception. Benefits of Dancin Power: Help kids cope with emotions, sadness and fears. Help improve recovery time. Help kids get out of room to prevent further illnesses caused by long period of bed rest, such as pulmonary diseases and other illnesses.

Target demographics: sick hospitalized kids

Direct beneficiaries per year: Dancin Power helped improve the quality of life of over 15,000 hospitalized children and families since its inception.

Geographic areas served: Dancin Power program impacts the lives of children from Northern California who are served at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital — Oakland & San Francisco, CA - Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Northern California - Sacramento, CA - George Mark Children's House, S. Leandro, CA - Children's Hospital Orange County "CHOC" — Orange County, CA

Programs: Dancin Power Workshops Locations & Schedule: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital — Oakland, CA Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Day Hospital/ Infusion Center — Oakland Campus Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Program — Oakland Campus *1st & 3rd Tuesdays at the OPC Fridays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Inpatient Building - School Program and private bedside lessons as requested. Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Day Hospital/ Infusion Center — Oakland Campus George Mark Children's House — San Leandro, CA Mondays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Mostly private 1:1 bedside lessons. Children's Hospital Orange County — Orange County, CA Tuesdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm — Inpatient Building Playrooms Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Northern California - Sacramento, CA Special Programming scheduled for November and December 2015, due to the hospital's high demand of holidays visitors. Please check with Shriners Hospital's Child Life/Recreational Therapy Department for Dancin Power's workshop schedule.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Bebe Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

Dancin Power is an amazing organization for hospitalized children of all capibilities, utilizing dance and music to help bring healing and joy. It teaches children about dance from all over the world, and not only promote physical healing, but emotional healing as well!!! Please help support this amazing and unique non for profit for our littlest and most important patients!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Vania, the founder, has an amazing story herself which culminated in her selfless effort to bring joy to kids in hospitals. She knows suffering, which is why it’s commendable that she has transformed it into a force for good in the world. Dancin Power brings kids and families a reason to smile in such dire circumstances and all because of the selflessness and empathy of a woman who has beat all odds herself.

2 Tracey31

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Dancin' Power since its inception. The compassion and passion of its founder is contagious. The effects on the children is marvelous. Seeing these kids move and smile in some of the toughest phases of their lives is really beyond words.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Dancin Power has been a tremendous source of joy for children who desperately need it. Driven by Vania's energy and passion to help others, Dancin Power also reaches the hearts of others in the community. I am proud to support this great non-profit!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great example of a grass roots nonprofit that accomplishes so much with such a great impact on the lives of a vulnerable population, extremely ill children.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The joy of music and movement lifts children from their afflictions to a positive, happy and empowered place.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are many groups that bring joy and comfort. DancinPower is unique. To see the smiles, determination and happiness on the faces of these children who struggle with illness, disease and injury brings tears and hope to me. Tears seeing the joy on their faces and hope that DancinPower will continue their wonderful service. I will continue to donate and support this valuable group and encourage others to do so,too.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to this organization because they do incredibly important work. Do you remember how good it feels to move your body to music? How alive and how connected you feel? Vania and Dancin' Power empower children in hospitals to have the same feeling. They're incredible, and we're so lucky to have them in our communities!