Please join us for EAST to WEST, an exciting fusion of dance styles from around the globe performed by students from ages five to adult as well as Oriental Dance professionals from the metro area. Mrs. Georgia, Eiesha Horseley, will be the Master of Ceremony for the show.
Atlanta SEEDs is a non-profit organization based in Roswell that stands for Self Esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance for girls ages 5 to 18 years old. This mentoring program was founded and is run by Liezel Lane, professional dancer and trained Psychologist. As an after school program and summer camp, the girls are taught the elements of rich and diverse Global Dance and its expression through the varied and complex music of these same cultures. The girls also participate in talking circles and journal writing during which they discuss issues affecting them. Each girl identifies a personal goal that she would like to achieve during the course of the program. Guest speakers cover a wide range of topics from nutrition, bullying and body awareness to financial education.
Entrance into Atlanta SEEDs does not depend on demonstrated talent, standard beauty, or ability to pay the tuition fees. Rather, the program's objective is to create healthy, strong and confident women who will be socially and fiscally responsible adults. Profits from the fundraiser will go towards scholarships for girls who cannot afford the program. The program is also raising money for a larger space that will allow for additional studio space, a black box theater, a safe space with computers and room for girls to do homework, study or receive tutoring, as well as a soup kitchen for SEEDs families who are food insecure.
For more information about the SEEDs program and the EAST to WEST gala call 770-235-8202.
Global Dance embraces dance styles from all over the world including American Tribal, Middle Eastern, European, Indian and African cultures.
SEEDs (Self-Esteem, Empowerment and Education through Dance) is a non profit mentoring program for girls ages 5-18 years whose mission is to help girls become strong and confident women. SEEDs assumes all girls have the right to be guided, educated and mentored during their difficult schooling years, no matter their dance ability or social and economic status. Dance, journal writing, talking circles and mentoring take place in a safe environment and explores various aspects of growing up, realizing dreams and aspirations.
"Looking for a fun workout that 'll help you feel better about yourself? Consider belly dancing. A study found the exercise may improve body image among women. Researchers gave questionnaires to 112 belly-dancing students and 101 college students who had never belly danced. The dancer's number one reason for shaking their hips: the fun factor. Belly dancers scored higher than the other participants on questions related to positive body image and reported less dissatisfaction with their bodies. The belly dancers also spent less time worrying about their appearance."
- Article from Diabetes Forecast, December 2014
EAST to WEST Dance Gala Benefiting the Atlanta SEEDs Mentoring Program
Sunday June 7, 2015
Reception: 5:00-6:30pm / Show 6:30-9:00pm
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Tickets - $20 adult, $10 children
Food and drinks will be available for purchase prior to the show
Global Dance offers an adult dance program that focuses on the holistic view of women of all ages and sizes - bringing the women closer to their aspirations and dreams...physically, socially and emotionally. The sisterhood of our dance brings together women as we exercise, have fun and celebrate our individuality and similarities.