Largest Dance Studio in Northern California Launches Annual Holiday Toy Drive

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Dance Academy USA has partnered with Toys for Tots for their annual holiday toy drive. This month-long holiday campaign is Dance Academy’s way to give back to their local community.

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"As a mother of three daughters I know how important it is to be with family during the holiday season..."
Jane Carter

Dance Academy USA is currently serving as a drop off location for the Santa Clara County Toys for Tots and will be accepting donations through December 17. Those interested in giving back this holiday season are encouraged to place unwrapped toys in the barrels at the Dance Academy USA business office located at: 21269 Stevens Creek Blvd. ste #618 Cupertino Ca 95014.

For more than 60 years Toys for Tots has been providing assistance to needy children across the United States. Each year during the holiday season, Toys for Tots partners with local businesses across the country to provide toys for the nation’s most economically disadvantaged.

Whether it's performing for the public or dancing as a strong competitive team, DAU strongly encourages their dancers to excel in community awareness and engagement. When asked about the fundraising drive, artistic director Jane Carter states, “As a mother of three daughters I know how important it is to be with family during the holiday season and having something under the tree for your loved ones. Our goal is to have dancers come together for a common purpose and support the local communities in which they live."

Dance Academy USA is the largest dance studio in Northern California and has served the San Jose area dance community for over twenty years. DAU is a Bay Area Green Business and offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, zumba, hip hop, break dancing and trains dancers for award winning competition team. Additionally, the DAU Performance Team will be performing Sunday, December 2 and Sunday December 9 at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. For more information about any of the many dance options offered at Dance Academy USA or to assist with the annual toy drive, please visit their website at You can also contact DAU by phone at (408) 257-3211 or by email at OfficeTeam(at)DanceAcademyUSA(dot)com.

Dance Academy USA was founded in 1990 by Jane Carter. The studio has since expanded in size, becoming the largest dance studio in Northern California with a staff with over 50 employees. Jane Carter is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Human Performance and Fitness and a minor in Nutrition and Food Science. While at San Jose State University, Jane was a member of Spartan Spectrum Dance Team. While in college she was also selected as the Dole Corporation “Ambassador” which allowed her to teach dance in Japan. Additionally, Jane is a former dancer for the Golden State Warriors and a professional cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers.

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