World Dance Party 8: A rockin’ event !
The idea for the World Dance Party surfaced at an Aging Your Way Gathering, organized by Senior Services. The gathering was part of a project designed to capture peopleâ€™s input on an ideal community for everyone to grow old in, as well as to inspire citizens to act to improve their neighborhoods. One theme that arose was the lack of connections between elders and young people, and between neighbors of different ethnicities. The idea for a fun multicultural dance and potluck was born!
DRCC/TAG was part of the planning committee for the past four dance parties, where up to 250 people have joined us in celebrating the diverse cultures in the Rainier Valley (read Crosscutâ€™s article about the last WDP here).Â We believed it was about time to bring the concept to the Duwamish Valley and it looks like folks here thought we were right â€“Â a good time was had by all!
You can see photographs of the past World Dance Parties here.
Thank you so much to our sponsors: DRCC/TAG, ECOSS, Sea Mar, TheSouthParkNews.com, West Seattle Blog, Puget Sound Sage, Fremont Brewing Company, Vietnamese Friendship Association, Senior Services, Neighbor To Neighbor Program, Filipino Community of Seattle, Communities In School of Seattle, The Service Board and Seattleâ€™s Union Gospel Mission. Click hereÂ for pdf