Gotta Dance! strongly believes in supporting organizations which are actively making positive contributions in the community. This includes holding events periodically, from which proceeds are donated to a select charity; hosting holiday charity drives, and participating in community fundraising events. Especially near and dear to Gotta Dance! are Tucson’s only community hospital, Tucson Medical Center, the beneficiary of Tucson’s fabulous Dancing With Our Stars event; the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona; EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Abuse; and our favorite motivator for intentional kindness, Ben’s Bells.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Green Tie Gala March 3, 2017, Gotta Dance! Hip Hop Performance Team performed at the Gala and helped raise money to go towards finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. Our motivation was to support all children with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes, but especially our dancers Emmerson and Brody.
Gotta Dance! is excited to be partnered with Tucson’s kindness experts; Ben’s Bells. The Ben's Bells Kindness Education Programs are based on the belief that everyone has the capacity to be kind, and that kindness can be cultivated through intentional practice. Kindness is a universal topic with opportunities for education, recognition and celebration in a our dance studio community. Stay tuned for fun activities we have planned to help foster Gotta Dance! as a KIND studio!
Gotta Dance! was proud to support the 2016 Dancing With Our Stars event on May 13, 2016 benefitting the Southern Arizona Diaper Bank, which supplies much needed support to social service agencies and those living below the poverty line. This premier gala event was amazing! Local instructors served as Professional Dancers, were paired with “Stars” in the community and competed in the big event. The studio donated floor time for involved instructors to teach and rehearse with their Stars. Our studio owner served as Chairwoman of this event in 2015 and in 2013, she swept the trifecta of trophies, winning the Judge's Award, the Audience Award and the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy with her Tango routine with teacher Miro Tymosiak.
Wear Purple Day – October 23, 2015
- Help us spread awareness by wearing purple! As declared by Mayor Rothschild and the Pima County Board of Supervisors Friday, October 23rd, 2015 is Wear Purple Day. Paint Pima Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an initiative of Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse and the Pima County Attorney’s Office in collaboration with Pima County and the City of Tucson.
- One in every four women and nearly one in seven men in the U.S. report having experienced physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.
- National domestic violence related costs exceed $5.8 billion annually, including $4.1 billion in health care expenses.
- One in five teens will experience dating abuse in Arizona.
- Emerge! answers more than 5,000 calls on its crisis hotline every year.
- There are over 12,000 domestic violence calls to 911 in Pima County each year.
- In Arizona, a child witnesses a domestic violence incident every 44 minutes.
- On average, someone in Arizona dies every three days due to domestic violence.