Julie Lyles Carr: The Gift of Dance

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Gift of Dance


As this year comes barreling to its finish (seriously, how is Christmas next week? And then the New Year?!? I've just finally gotten better at writing '2014' on my checks!), I'd love to encourage you to finish off your Christmas shopping with just one more gift.

You can give the gift of dance.

To a bunch of kids who treasure it with all their hearts.

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Our 2dance2dream program is growing and growing. We kicked it off a few years ago, due the generosity of a donor, hoping we would find a few children with special needs who might enjoy getting to join the dance floor.

A few years later, we have sixty people with special needs in the program across four dance studio campuses.

And we're expanding to Nashville.

And we've got studios in Dallas and Los Angeles who are on our waiting list.

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It seems almost surreal, thinking back to when we got started.

2dance2dream is a branch of the 501(c)3 Legacy of Hope Austin. We provide dance instruction and performance at no cost to families with special needs. Our dancers are amazing, and they shine through this program. Legacy of Hope also has 2night2dream, a respite date night out for moms and dads of children with special needs, again provided at no cost to the families. And we have dreams of a new program hopefully coming in the spring...

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As you wrap up your shopping, literally and figuratively, would you consider putting one more thing under the tree? We would love to see you share the gift of dance. For only $15, you can purchase a ticket to the upcoming 2dance2dream recital on February 22nd, 2015. Even if you're out of the area and can't attend, your ticket purchase allows us to provide more dance instruction and performance for even more kids. You'll be cheering them on, even if you're cheering from a few states away. And if you'd like to go a little bigger and help us with expansion and our other programs, there's a way to do that as well! Your donation is tax deductible.

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For the 2dance2dream Recital TAKE THE STAGE! Ticket Purchase, please click here.
To help support Legacy of Hope Austin/2dance2dream/2night2dream and its expanding programs, please click here.

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And check this out~~2dance2dream will be featured at the Austin Trail of Lights at Zilker Park this year!!! 2dance2dream will be performing from 7 to 7:45pm this Saturday night, December 20, 2014 on the Community Stage. We would love for you to stop by and say hi!

Thank you for considering our programs in your year-end giving. Your donations bring joy all year long to these amazing families. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And thank for the gift of dance!

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