Sand Dance Project works closely with Artlandish, a non-profit arts organization, to bring dance classes to children, teens, and elderly women in sheltered living who have risen out of homelessness and into a stable group-home environment. Dance education teaches skills, builds strength and confidence, increases self-esteem, and provides a creative outlet. These classes give hope and foster belonging.

Classes are completely free to the students and funded by your donations!
Sand Dance Project travels to the shelter weekly to provide outdoor classes. Training culminates in a spring and winter showcase for the community.

Photo Depicts Artist Ashley Oertel performing in water-soluble rice confetti in our public outreach on December 11, 2021.

We believe that overcoming homelessness is something to celebrate!

Sand Dance Project was thrilled to present “In The Spirit” a live Christmas dance experience to the Union Rescue Mission’s Hope Gardens Senior Community of Women in December 2021. This show featured professional dance and recording artist, Ashley Oertel, along with a select group of students from the Los Angeles area.

Students trained and prepared through free classes provided by Sand Dance Project, and, together with community partners and teaching artists, presented an inspiring offering of dance to the worthy Senior women in our community who have overcome homelessness.

A second public performance in El Cariso Community Regional Park brought the community audience together at a time when so many need connection.

Consider making a monetary donation to partner with us as we prepare for next year. We will present contemporary holiday ballet to those in our community who are most deserving of our honor, respect, and attention during what can be an incredibly lonely time for many.

Thank you to our community partners for your donations!

Please note that Sand Dance Project is supported by donors like you through our 501c3 non-profit community charity organization, Artlandish. To support Sand Dance Project, please make a tax-deductible donation today!