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True Impact: Inside the Chicago Lights Dance Academy - Shared screen with speaker view
Kris Adamik
14:29
Welcome, everyone! Thank you for joining us for our second event in the "True Impact: Inside Chicago Lights" series. Today we'll take an inside look at the Chicago Lights Dance Academy with Director Patty Mendez.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
21:29
To folks who just joined, welcome! Thank you for joining us for our second event in the "True Impact: Inside Chicago Lights" series. We're taking an inside look at the Chicago Lights Dance Academy with Director Patty Mendez, in conversation with Stacy Jackson, Executive Director of Chicago Lights.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
24:03
To folks who just joined, welcome! Thank you for joining us for our second event in the "True Impact: Inside Chicago Lights" series. We're taking an inside look at the Chicago Lights Dance Academy with Director Patty Mendez, in conversation with Stacy Jackson, Executive Director of Chicago Lights.
Anita Balodis
25:26
💃🏽 dance also prevents dementia and heart disease and cancer ( info from MD)
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
26:23
Thank you, Anita! So true--dance is important for overall health and well-being.
Lynne Driver
32:08
Is the Saturday program held at Fourth Church (pre-Covid)?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
32:55
Thank you, Lynne! Yes, when in person, Saturday classes are held on site at Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Lynne Driver
36:19
I attended one of the shows after the Intensive….it was terrific!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
37:39
That's great, Lynne! We're grateful you were able to attend. It's such a fun event and a culmination of the students' hard work.
Lynne Driver
39:45
Are they all paid?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
40:25
Thank you, Lynne! Yes, they're paid professionals.
Alex Cornwell
40:57
BEYONCE
Theoni Limouris
41:38
Are there any specific needs for the dancers? Or do you have the funding that is needed?
Lynne Driver
42:26
How do the kids hear about the Saturday and Summer programs?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
43:19
Thank you for the question, Theoni! We'll touch on needs in a few minutes.
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
45:16
Thank you for the question, Lynne!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
48:28
The majority of students and families hear about programs through our partnership with CPS. And also through word of mouth, social media, website, teaching artists, and other Chicago Lights programs.
Lynne Driver
51:04
Do the parents of children in the Saturday and Intensive programs ever get involved?
Theoni Limouris
56:28
Perfect - how about point shoes. Who is buying their shoes?
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
57:44
Thank you for the questions, Theoni and Lynne!
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:05:07
Thank you, everyone, for engaging with us during this "True Impact" session. You can learn more about the Chicago Lights Dance Academy on our website: https://chicagolights.org/dance-academy/
Kris Adamik, Chicago Lights Communications
01:05:39
Financial donations to support classes, leotards, and shoes can be made online here: https://chicagolights.org/donate/