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Dance 2 Your Door born to spread the joy of dance

7 years ago by in ( Culture/Arts , Fundraisers , News , Welcome to Brea )

Dance 2 Your Door group photo. (Photo courtesy Anne Bach)

Four years ago Eden Bach, a young brea resident who attends Orange County High School of the Arts, discovered from a friend applying for a job at an elderly residential center in San Bernardino that the residents did not have entertainment.  She thought that was very sad and told her mom, Anne, that she wanted to do something about it.  And so Dance 2 Your Door, a nonprofit organization, was born from spreading the joy of dance!

Dance 2 Your Door has a data base of 50 professional dancers such as Kaitlyn Jenkins, actress on Family’s Bunheads, and Jessica Yerkes, an Anaheim Ballet dancer. There are also a couple of professional dance companies working with them. Together these dancers congregate to perform one hour shows at various places including residential senior facilities, children’s hospitals, and centers for abused and neglected children. Their largest production is for a group of 50 Holocaust survivors in California. “The numbers have dwindled from 100 to 50 survivors since they started, says Anne Bach. “Laguna Woods Village so kindly opens up their clubhouse for Dance 2 Your Door on the special occasion.”


Kaitlyn Jenkins with a guest from their Holocaust show. (Photo courtesy of Anne Bach)

Not too long ago, Dance 2 Your Door was recognized as a 2012 outstanding nonprofit by Bruno Serato, Proprietor of Anaheim White House, who was recently named 2011 CNN Hero in his plight to stop childhood hunger. Bruno held a fundraiser for Dance 2 Your Door, which raised $4,000. The money raised will be put to good use this summer as they plan to start state-wide and national chapters in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

Dance 2 Your Door has a lot of great people behind it. The dancers pay for their own costumes. They receive donations, too. Anne summed it up saying, “A variety of hearts getting together.”


Eden Bach wearing a jazz piece costume at Anaheim White House fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Anne Bach)

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