Everybody Dance LA!

Inspired by the life of Gabriella Axelrad

Your support makes all the difference!

You make it possible for us to provide life-changing, professional dance education to students who could not afford it. Students explore dance during the school day — creating, moving and accelerating their learning.

With your partnership, we can continue to:

  • Serve more than 4,000 students in 28 schools in McArthur Park, South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Watts.
  • Instill high expectations and cultivate the lifelong skills of collaboration, discipline and self-expression in the youth we serve.
  • Support our high school students as they transition in college and career.
  • Make dreams come true for youth dancers.

If you have questions about making a donation, please email Pamela Bash, Development Director.

Student Spotlight

“For me dance is a way of self-expression. Dance is not only about the movements but also about the emotion you put into it and that’s my favorite part. I love the Everybody Dance Program because of its focus on dancing and the community. The staff are so welcoming and create a safe space where everyone feels confident in their dance skills. The teaching artists are so talented. One of my role models is Ms.Cortney. I used to be her student, and I remember how fun her classes were. Now that I’m her teaching assistant, I can tell just how much she loves to work with children. She finds ways, even through virtual classes, take make young students feel comfortable and class enjoyable.”

Verenice Mejia, 13 years in the program, attending UCLA in the fall

Donor Spotlight

You teach kids more than just skills in the arts and humanities – you light a fire in them; you help them grow emotionally and socially. And as all of you know, that has an impact on our kids. Not just their success in the arts and in the humanities, but their success in school and life.