Dreams In Motion/ Ourtown Theatre's Organization History
In 2004, Debbie Donaldson and Jennifer Butchart created Dreams In Motion which not only taught dance but added drama, music and visual arts to the organization. They hired local professional artists as teachers and in the first year enrolled a total of 162 students from ages 3 to age 60.
In 2006, Jennifer and Debbie realized that in order to keep the artistic programming continuing in the area for many years to come, the business needed to grow from a partnership to an incorporated, registered, non-profit organization. Jennifer and Debbie brought together a group of dedicated parents, students and other volunteers who were willing to devote their time and energy to Dreams In Motion Performing and Fine Arts School. We became incorporated in March, 2006 and the assets of the partnership started by Jennifer and Debbie were donated to the new organization and a new board of members was formed. In May of 2006, Dreams In Motion was granted charitable status. From 2013-2014 we had over 200 students from ages 1 to over 80. Since 2004 we have had over 1500 students come through our doors!
Our dedicated staff and volunteers help Dreams In Motion provide educational and entertainment opportunities for people in our community with diverse interests, backgrounds and ages so that they can participate in and enjoy the splendour of the performing and fine arts.
Dreams In Motion strives to provide a multi-disciplinary program of dance, theatre, music and visual arts in an environment committed to challenging and nurturing each individual student; promoting growth creatively, socially & physically. Determination, self-discipline, confidence, focus & concentration, listening skills, multi-tasking, positive social skills and having a passion for what you are doing are just a few of the qualities that students acquire when they are exposed to activities that foster them! The exact activities that Dreams In Motion offers its students. We share our students’ talents by performing at Dreams, in Ourtown Theatre or in our community at events, schools and at nursing and retirement
Our classes may include: Acro, Creative, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-Hop, Ball-room, Stretch & Strength, as well as solos, duets & trios. We also have classes in Belly Dancing, Zumba, Yoga, Drums, Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Art & Theatre. We also have a “Competition Team” as well as a “Performance Team”. Dreams In Motion produces Theatrical Productions as well.
We are always open to new students as well as volunteers and board members.
Our next Annual General Meeting is in August the 2014.
As a Registered Charitable Non-profit Organization we need the support of our community, not only through volunteers, but we also need monetary assistance through donations, fund-raising and grants. We need your support in order to continue keeping our students' "Dreams In Motion"!
Community contributions include: Food Bank, Humane Society, Sweetheart Ball, Grade 6-8 Dances, PA Day, March Break & Summer Camps, Face Painting, Chalk the Walk, Senior’s Homes, Schools, Rib-Fest, Prohibition Days, Disney, GISS, Easter Egg Hunt…
Dreams In Motion
365 William St, Gananoque, On ~ K7G1T2
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