WHAT WE BELIEVE
We, at Dance Stomp Shake, believe that diversity is not just a buzzword but a core value that enriches and strengthens our mission. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive Ohio for all young individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, abilities, socioeconomic status, or cultural background.
We recognize that every young artist brings a unique perspective and lived experiences to their craft. By celebrating diversity, we create an environment where creativity flourishes and bridges are built between different cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and artistic traditions.
Dance Stomp Shake is deeply invested in breaking down barriers that may hinder access to artistic opportunities for underrepresented and marginalized communities. We actively seek to amplify the voices of young artists from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that their stories and expressions are shared and celebrated. Through our arts-based programs, like our Teen Summit, Arts That Bind, and even our signature Dance Show, we aim to inspire and empower young individuals to explore their artistic passions, develop their talents, and build confidence in their abilities.
We recognize that embracing diversity is an ongoing journey that requires continuous learning and self-reflection. Therefore, we actively seek feedback from our community members, participants, and stakeholders to ensure that our programs are relevant, accessible, and responsive to the diverse needs of our young artists.
Together, we strive to create a vibrant and inclusive arts community where young individuals can freely express themselves, build meaningful connections, and develop a deep appreciation for the power of creativity in shaping a better world.