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Review for San Diego Dance Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first involovement was taking workshop dance classes many years ago. I found the dancers welcoming including dance company members. The experince was so good I continued to take weekly classes as often as I was able. Once I participated in a summer workshop & perfromance I wanted that opportunity in my own community. With the help of a grant, Jean Isaacs and the dance company generously came every summer to teach and perform in Ramona CA for 20 years. Jean and her dancers not only gave the gift of dance but life experiences and lessons to many students ages 10 years to 60 years old. I'll always remember the high student from a foster home who took part in the workshop, learned her part in the dances, then watched as the professional dancers, now her friends, took the stage. She turns to me and says "I feel like they are dancing just for me". What a wonderful experience this dance company made available for this young person and many others!

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization while taking dance class, observing dance company members give instruction to all levels of dancers and watching numerous concerts at all sorts of venues, with performers of various abilities - this organization always performs with dignity, integity and character.

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

The changes I would make to San Diego Dance Theater would be to offer more opportunities to students outside of San Diego to train and learn about choregraphy

Role:  Volunteer & I coordinated and produced an annual summer workshop and concert.