DanceForce Member: Toni Smith
Community Partners: Dance Alliance – Ballston Spa NY; Kim Engel
Counties: Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady
The tradition of a Capital Region Dance Season Calendar captures the need for collective outreach for the 10 dance presenters and multiple dance sponsors (colleges, schools, arts organizations). The document is mailed to 4.500 persons and tabled around the region. The cooperation between the dance presenters is the hallmark of collaboration that allows each organization to feel they are “not alone” in their quest of developing dance audiences and dance literacy. When awareness, dates, times, artist presence is raised, the possibility of community outreach increases. The project is a labor of love for local dance activists and sponsors.