My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Jayadevi Arts Inc, Oakland Park, FL, USA
Jayadevi is a one of a kind organization in South Florida. There are no other organizations in the area with a mission like Jayadevi's, which is preserving Indo-Caribbean culture. They are not just about dancing. Jayadevi teaches about the history and the meaning of our culture, and not only to members of the organization and dance school, but the public as well. Through the dances and theatrical drama productions we research the background and history of songs, stories and ideas and their meanings and translate that into truly remarkable performances for the dancers and the audience. Kids that join Jayadevi are exposed to the Indo-Caribbean culture, which is not something that they can learn about easily growing up in the US. They don't just learn dance moves to a song. They learn the meaning behind the lyrics and each movement. They learn about discipline, teamwork, building relationships and helping each other. They learn together, teach each other, help each other get dressed, etc. Being part of Jayadevi really is being part of a family.