This is where you can make a financial contribution to support the future of Dance Of Life.
Sonya and Dance Of Life has supported many hundreds of women in the Newcastle region through dance, self-empowerment, positive body image and friendship, as well as improved physical and mental health.
Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Dance Of Life Belly Dance and Drums closed its studio doors in the first week of March 2020, and like many other arts based businesses, we were closed for most of the two years of lockdowns and restrictions. This has meant no income whatsoever, so that the only way to continue was to use my own savings, as the cost to maintain the school’s studio space continued with little relief.
The severe impact of Covid 19 has left us in a slow recovery period, and while students are gradually gaining confidence in participating in group activities, the costs of maintaining the studio, paying rent on the premises and upkeep are ever increasing.
The studio is a second home for many of our students and dancers. Life long friendships are formed and life’s joys and hardships are shared in a safe and supportive environment.
Your financial contribution will go directly towards paying our studio rent and is going to help us to recover our significant financial losses, continue to support our students and keep the school viable into the future.
We understand that many in our community are also experiencing financial difficulties, however any contribution would be sincerely appreciated.