Suicide Prevention & Good Mental Health
Dance for Life Suicide Awareness Gala Events
to raise awareness & find solutions to growing suicide rates globally through dance & the performing arts. By bringing the world of dance together in hope & solidarity, the dance community brings voice to an emotionally-difficult subject & eliminates the stigma of mental health issues in a joyful event hosting a Met-style dinner & dance fundraiser, silent auction, master classes & scholarship opportunities with special guest dance stars, workshops, suicide forum with high-profile political leaders & suicide prevention organizations and show with top dance talent throughout the state!
Dance for Life Master Class & Workshop available at annual galas as well as booked on site at high school drill and dance teams, dance studios and dance companies to provide exceptional master classes by Dance for Life Company followed by Dance for Life Workshop designed to focus on loving self and others and discovering motivational and expert mental health tools for successfully dealing with anxiety, uncertainty, fear, stress, performance pressures, self-doubt, comparisons, bullying, body shaming, nutrition & health, emotional expression and the full therapeutic benefits of dance to help dancers feel confident, find more joy & enjoy their art more fully.
Anti-Bullying Performing Arts Assemblies
outreach program to schools to present an entertaining and educational look at the beauty of the performing arts while focusing on anti-bullying, inclusion and kindness-building among students to bring all into a community of friendship and respect. Dance for Life introduces Wolf Pact program to give schools the opportunity to participate in on-going anti-bullying curriculum. Assemblies kick-off free ballet programs in schools or may be booked separately starting in January.
Ballet Program & Workshops For Schools
in partnership with Wolf Pact to provide free ballet instruction & self-esteem workshop to the less-privileged & all children in order to develop strong and confident youth with emphasis on exercise and endorphin-building to decrease pain and increase feelings of joy as well as discover hidden talents. Program runs March - May with performance in annual June Dance for Life Ballet Festival hosting amateur & professional ballet companies throughout the state with added scholarship audition opportunities.
in partnership with dance party companies in encouraging the young and young at heart including high school and college students, adults & elderly to get out & dance through regular dance parties and events! Additional dance programs for encouraging dance for all ages to promote
in-person communications, friendship building & healthy social relationships with hopes to reduce technology and social media dependence in a positive, fun environment while building good mental health and confidence! Regular dancing reduces depression, anxiety and the potential for dementia in the elderly & makes dancers smarter & happier.
Annual Ballet Festival
held each June with professional and amateur ballet company performances, master classes with guest star ballet instructors, ballet scholarship opportunities from top ballet companies in the state, fundraising opportunity for ballet companies to further the ballet arts, and opportunity for students of Dance for Life after-school ballet programs to perform, engage with and learn from the top ballet talent in the state.
in dance studios to provide dancing opportunities to potential dancers with exceptional natural ability who do not have the financial means to pay for the expenses of dance training.
Dance for Life Company
A professional dance company hosting Dance for Life Master Classes & performing with and promotion of all dance companies in the state while supporting suicide prevention and mental health initiatives.
Volunteer organization to support Dance for Life programs, spread the mission of Dance for Life and expand the Dance for Life Nation .
Prevention & Collaboration
Eliminate any potential thought of suicide by building self-esteem, learning to cope with depression, and finding joy in life far before a point of suicide is reached through preventive programs.
Work with nonprofit suicide prevention organizations such as NUHOPE Utah, Wolf Pact, NAMI, State Suicide Prevention Coalitions, Hope Squads, State Representatives & others to find solutions.
Podcast & Blog
Dance for Life is developing and will be launching a weekly blog and podcast with monthly themes focusing on different aspects of mental health on how to deal with suicidal thoughts, fear, anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, failure and the impact of suicides in families as well as building stronger self-esteem and confidence, using therapeutic benefits of extra-curricular activities such as dance & the performing arts, and finding more joy out of life even during very difficult times.