Community Events and Outreach
We were honored to be invited to preform at Tustin's Nutcracker village along with the Festival Ballet Company in December 2017! This free family event included preview performances of the Nutcracker by Festival Ballet, holiday dances by Freckled Frog, and a kid-friendly village with a ballerina meet and greet, face painting, vintage ballet costume displays, and craft activities. We loved participating and look forward to working with them in the future!
Dancers Against Cancer
This past December at our winter recital we introduced a fundraiser to our audience in hopes to raise as much money as we could for Dancers Against Cancer. The “I’m A Dancer Against Cancer” campaign was founded in 2012 in a response to the loss of a young dancer from cancer. Since then, it has become a beacon of hope in the dance community, uniting dancers all over the nation. By taking donations from our audience for raffle tickets we were able to raise over $1,000 for the amazing cause!
Adopt a Family Giving Tree
Each year our studio adopts a less fortunate family and does what we can to make their holiday season one they will never forget! Each location sprouts a giving tree with little tags that our dancers and their parents can choose from. The tags are adorned with the names of the family members and their holiday wishes. Together, our studio families gift our adopted family with everything on their wishlist to make their Christmas morning extra special! We love this holiday tradition and look forward to helping a family in need every year!
Placentia Heritage Parade
Each year Placentia celebrates its past, present and future at the Placentia Heritage festival, which was started back in 1965. The festival includes many festivities, and this past year we were a proud part of the parade! With our Cat in the Hat recital approaching, we had our kids get all dressed up and parade down the boulevard spreading smiles and cheer on our Dr. Seuss inspired float! We have been a part of the Placentia community for many years now and it was a great way to show our love and support to the area by participating in this wonderful event.
Tustin Tiller Days
Tustin Tiller Days has been an annual event in Tustin since 1957. The three day festival celebrates Orange County’s agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to promote their cause and raise much needed funds. Being a part of the Tustin community, we were excited to be given the opportunity to participate at the 2017 Tustin Tiller Days event! Our dancers from Freckled Frog and our LEAP Academy went our in front of the crown and dazzled the audience with their performances. We can't wait for this year where we hope to be invited back for another chance to participate in this fun event!
Orange County Fair
The Orange County Fair takes place every year in July and August and we are lucky enough to frequently be invited to perform there. We take kids and have them show off all the dances from the previous recital on the stage for all to see. Once done the kids and their families get to enjoy the fair for the rest of the day! We look forward to our next opportunity to perform there and hope we get some eager volunteers to come out and rock the stage!