A FOUNDATION FOR HOPE
DANZA QUE DA ESPERANZA
CIArt and Danza Téllez, in collaboration with Gala de Danza (GDD) began the project Danza que da Esperanza (DQDE), “Dance that Gives Hope", in order to offer a cultural education to children and young people with artistic talent who are living in vulnerable conditions without the economic resources.
Integral Arts Center (CIArt) and Danza Téllez, is an institution dedicated to teaching, training and promoting studies of the arts and culture. With a firm belief that education is the basic tool for children and youth to build a life in the highly competitive world they live in. CIArt and Danza Téllez offer studies of Dance, Music, Art History, English, Drama and Visual Arts in a healthy environment. With more exposure to artistic and cultural disciplines at CIArt and Danza Téllez they have greater opportunities for professional development to ensure a better future and a commitment to their community.
FILM BY: ROMAN KUTSKYY
LOS CABOS, MÉXICO
Take a closer look into Danza que da Esperanza with Director Lourdes Téllez. A program that was created from her heart for the community. Through the collaboration with GDD the youth are able to be inspired by professional dancers and see that it is possible. Giving them hope. They have opportunities that they would have never have had. Dance discipline is giving them the tools they need to study and prepare themselves and to have a better future.
CIArt and Danza Téllez, in collaboration with GDD began the project Danza que da Esperanza, “Dance that Gives Hope", in order to offer a cultural education to children and young people with artistic talent who are living in vulnerable conditions without the economic resources.
GDD and CIArt and Danza Téllez offer complete scholarships for the program to selected students. The program includes academic counseling and meals for the children.
The yearly auditions and selection of applicants are carried out on public school grounds. Currently the program has only kids that go to school in the am and attend DQDE from lunch time on.
WHO IS IT FOR AND WHY?
CIArt and Danza Téllez and GDD know of the overwhelming artistic talent of the children and youth of Los Cabos community, mainly due to lack of knowledge and lack of opportunities they are unable to fully develop and realize their potential.
GDD and CIArt and Danza Téllez know that when a person is born with artistic talent, not only does it help in a professional career but it also makes positive life changes to their social environment. Learning and applying their creativity, respect and solidarity gives the artist power to make changes.
With this project GDD, CIArt and Danza Téllez seek to establish and promote the professionalization in artistic education. The goal is to strengthen the importance of both art and academics in everyday life.
MISSION AND VISION
DQDE's mission is to promote the creation of the arts and artistic education with the participation and collaboration of various contributors: teachers, actors, artists, staff, sponsors and society itself, and to improve the quality of life of children and youth of Los Cabos.
DQDE's vision for the next five years is to become the principal organization for artistic education of youth who are in vulnerable situations in Los Cabos. Knowing that culture and education generates a better society.
Identify within the student community of Los Cabos children and youth who are in vulnerable situations that have artistic talent; to promote, encourage and stimulate their development in fine arts, particularly in Dance, Music and Art History. Provide academic counseling, a program of Ethics and Values, and English.
Maintain, promote, strengthen and expand an artistic training program, so that art is part of the fundamental development of youth in Los Cabos.
Promote artistic creation through offering programs and fundamental services of quality to build social awareness.
Position CIArt and Danza Téllez and GDD as an institution for social welfare through the promotion, creation, encouragement, research and education of art.
Strengthen the available options and quality of artistic training in the state of Baja California in both formal and non-formal education.
Consolidate the assistance and participation of the existing public, while generating new public, for appreciation and artistic creation in all its areas.
Create a model of participation in children and youth in all artistic areas that the CIArt and Danza Téllez offers, through workshops and presentations that involve this sector in the growth of society.
Encourage intercultural artistic programs and presentations with other countries.
IT'S A REALITY!
The project opened its doors on Monday, September 7, 2015. To date, thanks to the support of the community, 15 children continue to benefit from this program.
If you would like to support the program, visit, learn more about the project or have any questions about it click on the email link below.
Danza Téllez & Danza Que Da Esperanza Director
Danza Que Da Esperanza Coordinator