San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
Today, Starting Arts (http://www.startingarts.com) announces its first annual Dance-a-Thon to raise money for Starting Arts in-school programs, productions, studio classes, and scholarships.
The day-long event will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Starting Arts and SA Studios new location, 525 Parrott Street in San Jose.
Participants will learn an array of dance styles led by professional dance artists, including disco, swing, salsa, and hip hop. DJs and live bands will play throughout the day, plus refreshments will be provided to keep participants refreshed. All ages are invited to attend. For registration and event details, visit http://www.startingarts.com/danceathon.
Prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers. Plus, the school that brings in the most participants will win a choice of prizes valued at $1,500 each. School prize choices include a Family Fun Night, Day of Art, Western Arts Assembly, Science Circus Assembly, or an Arts Focused Collaborative Art Installation, completed by students and a Starting Arts visual artist. In order for students to help their school win, they simply need to list their school when registering for the Dance-a-Thon.
"Starting Arts currently provides quality arts programming to over eighty schools in the Bay Area," said Ann Watts, executive director of Starting Arts. "Funds raised from the Dance-a-Thon will help us continue our efforts to enrich lives through art."
Also this month, Starting Arts encourages all ages to come see SA Studios production Alice in Wonderland on November 7 and 8 and 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Willow Glen Middle School Little Theater. For tickets and information, visit http://www.startingarts.com/programs/upcoming-shows-2/.
About Starting Arts (http://www.startingarts.com)
Starting Arts is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is the promotion and preservation of quality arts education in Bay Area schools. Since 2000, Starting Arts partners with school communities and districts to provide both during and after school programs in visual and performing arts for children in grades K through 12. Starting Arts actively promotes all four arts disciplines: Dance, Theatre, Music, Visual Arts, and now Film. Starting Arts receives and solicits operating funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. Contributors not only help educate the next generation of artists and audiences - they help teach creative thinking skills to the future innovators and leaders of our world.