Studio West Dance Guild Programs

Dance to Make a Difference • The purpose of the Dance to Make a Difference program is to connect our community and supporters of the performing arts to local chartitable organizations. We volunteer and raise awareness for the partner charity throughout the year. We also produce the Dance to Make a Difference Charity Gala, donating all proceeds to the charity. Dance companies from Seattle, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Chehalis, and Olympia have contributed new works in past productions. We seek to share creative new works with the audience and participating companies, but most importantly, we seek to connect our audience, dancers, and business supporters in giving back to our community.

Proceeds from Dance to Make a Difference have benefited organizations such as Red Cross, Hands on Children’s Museum, Thurston County Food Bank, Homeless Backpacks and SafePlace. In advertising for the event via social media, posters, and informational videos, we provide community exposure and highlight the important work of the chosen charity in our community.

This season’s Dance to Make a Difference will be held on Saturday March 11th, 2017 at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts, and will benefit Family Support Center of South Sound.