Global Dance Art, Inc. (GDA) is a non-profit 501c3 charity established to expand the availability of instruction in the art of ballroom & Latin dance to dancers with special needs.
Our mission is to Inspire, Educate, Serve and Empower students with functional disabilities and disadvantaged children regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion and race. We are dedicated to helping individuals through the integration of dance into their daily life. Our goal is to provide a sustained environment that will foster individual growth.
Funding for GDA is through public donations, public fundraising events held at local dance studios that feature world champion ballroom dance couples and ongoing special fundraising events. Funds raised are used to subsidize the cost associated for students with special needs who wish to take instruction in the art of ballroom dance, and are used for lessons, dance shoes and when appropriate dance costumes or practice wear.
At not cost to the family, GDA funds the dance studio for the students block of lessons at a pre-determined rate. The only commitment from the family is to ensure the student can attend the class during the agreed upon time.