​“Dance for Autism” A Collaborative Benefit for The Autism Society of Maine

posted Feb 24, 2015, 6:16 AM by Tammy Tarling

“Dance for Autism” A Collaborative Benefit for The Autism Society of Maine


On February 28, 2015, at 6:30pm, Studio for the Living Arts Dance Complex will host the 10th Anniversary “Dance for Autism” performance to support the Autism Society of Maine. The show will include nearly 300 dancers from throughout the state. The performance will be held at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. With the help of the dance community, Pulse Dance Company has donated over $15,000 to the Society from their annual showcase.

The audience will enjoy performances in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and modern dance forms. Pulse dancers have created the event as a collaboration of area performing groups and they will be ...joined by guests from many local studios:

Portland Youth Dance ,Casco Bay Movers , Portland
Project Dance, CenterStage Performing Arts, Raymond
Drouin Dance Center, Westbrook
Dance Moves Maine , Westbrook
Thornton Academy Dance Company, Saco
Collective Motion, Biddeford
G-tric Dance Crew , Westbrook
Scarborough Dance Center, Scarborough
Brixham DanceWorks, South Berwick
Community Dance Project, Saco
indiedanceworks, Casco Bay Movers, Portland
Pulse Dance Co, Studio for the Living Arts Dance Complex, Gray

The studio selected a commitment to this annual cause due to the rising rates of autism which now occurs in approximately 1 out of every 68 births. The Autism Society of Maine relies on donations to cover the cost of running programs and activities that bring awareness and community to individuals and families dealing withAutism Spectrum Disorders. Each year the ASM holds a summer camp program for children ages 5-15 withAutism Spectrum Disorders and this is just one of the many programs the donation helps to fund. 

Tickets for this event are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets: 
www.danceforautism.brownpapertickets.com.


Advanced price of $12 Tickets at the Door will be $16 . Proceeds from the evening show benefit the AutismSociety of Maine. Raffles and concessions will also benefit the cause.

The performers who are volunteering their talents to the showcase will also have an opportunity to meet and share their passion of dance together by attending master classes on the day of the show. Guest teachers Jason Warley and Zach Hudson from NYC will be conducting the classes at the Avant Dance and Event Center in Westbrook. The master classes are open to the public and any dancer age 8-18+, may register online by visitingwww.studioforthelivingarts.com Master Class fee: two classes $20, proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Maine.

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