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November 14, 2016
Artz on the Move Transforms the Lives of 5th Graders at St. Louis the King School
Phoenix, Arizona— The children of St. Louis the King in Glendale, Arizona, are stepping out and showing off their moves by celebrating their second season with local 501c3 non-profit, Artz on the Move. Established in 2011, Artz on the Move teaches children the benefits of ballroom dance.
Artz on the Move believes it’s more than dance; it is about transforming lives one step at a time. And they are making a difference in several schools throughout the Phoenix area.
“Throughout the 10-week program, these fifth graders learn life skills they will use for the rest of their lives. We believe that dance is the vehicle they use to achieve that,” states Tebble Dickerson, Site Director.
Artz on the Move vision is to help create schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive. Artz on the Move currently serves more than 45,000 students each year in over 30 cities or regions.
“These children join together twice a week during the school day to learn not only to become great dancers, but even better ladies and gentlemen,” said Theresa Molina Slaiman, Artz on the Move Teaching Artist. “They learn to respect each other, manners, and most importantly to treat everyone the same no matter their differences.”
St. Louis the King School’s culminating event is scheduled on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 pm at 4331 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301. The children will perform live to showcase to the rest of the school (teachers and students) as well as their parents what they have learned.
About Artz on the Move: Artz on the Move is a social development program for 5th grade children that utilize ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of not only the children who participate in the program but also the lives of the teachers and parents who support them. Based on a holistic approach to build confidence and team work, stretch creative skills and support academic excellence, Artz on the Move uses the rich and varied vocabularies of social dance to increase cooperation, to improve concentration, and to explore areas of commonality, understanding and cultural awareness. Artz on the Move is part of a worldwide program serving 45,700 kids. Artz on the Move is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit Arizona corporation – EIN 273351578. Your donation may be tax deductible, Please consult your tax advisor.