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Review for Dancin Power, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dancin Power is an amazingly inspiring program, and I can't say enough good thing about it! When illness or injury comes into our lives, it can feel incredibly isolating--ironically, just when the need for connection is at its greatest. Dancin Power meets children who are carrying the burden of serious illness right where they are. It provides a safe and supportive space for these kids to experience whatever kind of joyful, health-supportive physical expression they can, guided by volunteers who help them find movements that feel fun and comfortable, despite any physical limitations. Anyone who sees a Dancin Power session as "just a dance class" is just not paying attention! A Dancin Power session, lead by its tireless leader Vania or any one of the team of dedicated and caring volunteer instructors, is an incredible reminder to children who are often no strangers to pain or discomfort that their bodies can still be a source of expression and fun. As a Dancin Power volunteer, I have been privileged to witness firsthand the simple joy that movement can bring to a room-bound kid or the awakening to one's body not as a source of embarrassment or shame but as a source of fun and self-expression. Dancin Power truly delivers on its mission to inspire and empower kids through movement.

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Role:  Volunteer