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PRESENTS THE 2016 NATIONAL WATER DANCE MOVEMENT IN LOS ANGELES

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INFORMATION GUIDE CONTENTS

  • Introduction Letter

  • Letter of Solicitation

  • Sponsorship Pledge Packages

  • Official Press Release  

  • NWDM Acknowledgement Letter

  • Official NWDM 2016 Pamphlet

  • Media Advisory Notice


NWDM 2016 LOS ANGELES

Bringing back the National Water Dance Movement to the City of Angels in 2016 - Brought to you
again by
Dance Engagements, Inc.

California is not the only area affected by drought. Water is crucial to our everyday use and overall survival; however, more often than not efforts to preserve and conserve water are overlooked. With devastating issues such as those in the Flint - Today more than ever, water conservation awareness is extremely crucial. Worldwide, every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. Let’s help change that!

Dance Engagements, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization is spearheading this year’s efforts in getting the Los Angeles community involved by coming together in a dance effort that is showcased in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, as well as streamed online. In effort to create a “national water ethic”, dancers from all over the nation are connecting online and forming a simultaneous movement online exhibiting the power of art, community and social action.

The original concept for the National Water Dance Movement stems out of Florida, back in 2011 the New World School of Arts launched the “Florida Waterways Dance Project”, which included a statewide, site specific performance including 23 school participants and involved more than eight cities. Since 2011, the movement has evolved immensely now representing more than 29 states and over 90 schools participating.

This year we are choosing to host the event at the prestigious California Plaza once again. California Plaza is the primary location elected for this specific event because we feel that this premier space allows us to share a phenomenal message about water ethics and how we can make a change through the art of dance. We take this tradition and put together an entire hour-long spectacle free of charge to the public.

As the only non profit organization in Los Angeles to participate in this national event, we are desperately seeking your help.  

Learn more about this epic event at
www.danceengagements.org/nwdm


Our mission is to Engage and Educate Dancers of ALL Ages, Shapes, & Sizes in the Arts of Cultural Dances from Around the World - While promoting positive Physical Health, Community Outreach, Environmental Awareness and Self-Betterment.

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WHO:        Dance companies from all over the Southern California region brought together by Dance Engagements will collaborate with the movement online to unite with other dancers nationwide using dance-art as their voice to speak out on major water related issues.

WHAT:        Guests will take pleasure in watching a FREE water display of art transformed in action dedicated to making efforts in water ethics. Nationwide, this day marks a day to reflect and work together to create a social change concerning water ethics while utilizing the power of dance, art and unity.

WHEN:         Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1p.m.

WHERE:         California Plaza, 351 S. Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

CONTACT:         Ms. Smile Garcia
NWDM LA Project Manager
Vice President, Dance Engagements

P: (323) 474-7089
E:
smile@danceengagements.org

DONATE:         Make a tax-deductible donation at: danceengagements.org/donate


Letter of Solicitation

Dear Prospective Supporter:

Dance Engagements invites you to become a sponsor for the National Water Dance Movement which focuses on  the issues of drought,conservation, floods, and ocean pollution.  The primary source of funding for our water-spectacle is from fundraising and corporate sponsors, such as yourself. Dance Engagements, receives no governmental funds and therefor your sponsorship will help assure the success of.this epic event, which will be held on April 16th 2016 at the premier outdoor performance area inside of the California Plaza, located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. More information about the 2016 NWDM event in Los Angeles can be found at our website www.danceengagements.org/nwdm or on the official NWDM site:  www.nationalwaterdance.org

 

Meet Dance Engagements --. a non-profit 501(c)3 dance organization devoted to engaging and educating dancers of all ages, shapes and sizes in the arts of cultural dances from around the world. While promoting positive physical health, community outreach, environmental awareness and self-betterment. We are circulating this letter to solicit your financial support for the events of 2016. We must raise the necessary funds through fundraising activities and solicitation efforts for uniforms, equipment, camp, workshops, rehearsal space, venues, etc… Please help us - Help others.

We represent our organization and community throughout the year with pride and respect. During the past couple years, we have performed and participated in various events, such as the reopening of the Griffith Park Observatory, the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica, Michael Jackson Thrill the World, California African American Museum, 50th Anniversary for Ocean Park Community Center, National Water Dance Movement, carrier day,  parades, recitals, and showcases throughout the city or Los Angeles.

Please make a financial donation to help our organization continue its mission. Checks or money orders should be made out to: Dance Engagements Inc. and can be mailed to: 5425 Carlton Way #307, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Please be specific in the memo what you would like your donation to benefit example: NWDM, equipment, camp, venue, or general for all the above. Any dollar amount will greatly be appreciated. We also welcome your suggestions and thoughts on sponsorship and would love to discuss any creative ideas you have.  Donate safely through paypal, on our website at: danceengagements.org/donate

Thank You

Respectfully,

Dance Engagements

Board of Directors

Adel Paez, President/CEO

Smile Garcia, Vice Chair/ Secretary

Freddie Thompson, Treasurer

Carlos Carrera, Marketing Chair

Linda Perez, Community Chair

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PRESENTS THE 2016 NATIONAL WATER DANCE MOVEMENT IN LOS ANGELES

NWDM 2016 SPLASH OF LOVE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Platinum Sponsorship $1,500+

  • Unlimited full page ads w/ your logo in all print-media for the remainder of the year.   (2500+ flyers circulated)
  • Main stage signage (custom made vinyl banner) for the National Water Dance Movement event.  
  • Prominent placement of a custom vinyl banner w/ logo (3ft x 7ft) at all of this year's upcoming  events, including CDC!
  • Multiple Live on-stage public addresses and system mentions and honorary recognitions  on day of the event.  
  • 12' x 12' Event day booth space
  • 15 VIP reserved seats for the show
  • Full-page advertisement for your business in the event’s program.
  • Your company logo on all NWDM LA  printed materials
  • Your business name or logo on all event T-shirts worn by every  volunteer/performer  throughout the day’s event.
  • Your logo on all  NWDM LA event pages on our social media platforms and event newsletters.
  • VIP table at our upcoming NWDM banquet at the  famous Loteria Grill in Hollywood for your company. (Seats 6)
  • Inclusion in all NWDM LA press releases  
  • Inclusion in all web site announcements, emails and social media postings this year.
  • 5-VIP Spectator passes to Cali Dance Camp 2016
  • Your logo permanently placed on our website

Gold Sponsorship $1,000+

  • Half-page  ad in all print-media for the remainder of the year.   (2500+ flyers circulated)
  • Side  stage signage (custom made vinyl banner) for the National Water Dance Movement event.  
  • Placement of a custom vinyl banner w/ logo (3ft x 7ft) at the rest of our events this year.
  • Live on-stage public address and system mentions on day of the event.  
  • 10' x 10' Event day booth space
  • 10 VIP reserved seats for the show
  • Full-page advertisement for your business in the event’s program
  • Your company logo on all NWDM LA  printed materials
  • Your logo on all  NWDM LA event pages on our social media platforms and event newsletters.
  • 4 VIP Seats  at our upcoming NWDM banquet at the  famous Loteria Grill in Hollywood.
  • Inclusion in all web site announcements, emails and social media postings this year.
  • Your logo permanently placed on our website
  • 3-VIP Spectator passes to Cali Dance Camp 2016

Silver Sponsorship $500+

  • Side  stage signage (custom made vinyl banner) for the National Water Dance Movement event  (1ft x 3ft).  
  • Placement of a custom vinyl banner w/ logo at the rest of our events this year.
  • Live on-stage public address and system mentions on day of the event.  
  • 6' x 3' Event day booth space
  • 6 VIP reserved seats for the show
  • Half-page advertisement for your business in the event’s program
  • Your company logo on all NWDM LA  printed materials
  • Your logo on all  NWDM LA event pages on our social media platforms and event newsletters.
  • 2 VIP Seats  at our upcoming NWDM banquet at the  famous Loteria Grill in Hollywood.
  • Inclusion in all web site announcements, emails and social media postings this year.
  • Your logo permanently placed on our website
  • 2-VIP Spectator passes to Cali Dance Camp 2016

Bronze Sponsorship $250+

  • Side  stage signage-space for the National Water Dance Movement event  (Banner not included).
  • Live on-stage public address and system mentions on day of the event.  
  • 4 VIP reserved seats for the show
  • Half-page advertisement for your business in the event’s program
  • Your company logo on all NWDM LA  printed materials
  • Your logo on all  NWDM LA event pages on our social media platforms and event newsletters.
  • 1 VIP Seat  at our upcoming NWDM banquet at the  famous Loteria Grill in Hollywood.
  • Inclusion in all web site announcements, emails and social media postings this year.
  • 1-VIP Spectator pass to Cali Dance Camp 2016


         
    HOW TO MAKE A PLEDGE

Please - Help us make this historic event possible. Any pledge you make is 100% tax-deductible.  Please make checks payable to Dance Engagements, Inc. and mail to 5425 Carlton Way #307, Los Angeles CA, 90027 or 

Make Your Pledge Online, safely through paypal at: www.danceengagements.org/donate

January 30, 2016                                                                        

                                                 

                                                                        

     Press Release

                                                                                                                                     

 CONTACT:

  Smile Garcia

(323) 474-7089

smiledances@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Bringing the National Water Dance Movement to the City of Los Angeles

Powered by dance, community and technology generating change for water use awareness.

LOS ANGELES- California is not the only area affected by drought. Water is crucial to our everyday use and overall survival; however, more often than not efforts to preserve and conserve water are overlooked. Not only is the Los Angeles community getting involved but are striking back by coming together in a dance effort that is showcased in the heart of downtown Los Angeles as well as streamed online. In effort to create a “national water ethic”, dancers from all over the nation are connecting online and forming a simultaneous movement online exhibiting the power of art, community and social action.

“We are excited to include Los Angeles to this wonderful movement that celebrates art in the form of action”, said Smile Garcia, Producer of the National Water Dance Movement in Los Angeles, “it is exciting to see people who care come together and connect on this level to make a true statement.”

The original concept for the National Water Dance Movement stems out of Florida, back in 2011 the New World School of Arts launched the “Florida Waterways Dance Project”, which included a statewide, site specific performance including 23 school participants and involved more than eight cities. Since 2011, the movement has evolved immensely now representing more than 29 states and over 90 schools participating, seven coming from California.

This will be Los Angeles’s second time participating in the movement, in an event taking place on April 16th  2016 beginning at 1pm in the center core of Downtown Los Angeles at the California Plaza.  The focus will contribute to the issues of drought, conservation, floods, and ocean pollution. “What makes this event so special is that the community is allowed to speak out and support by educating others with physical movement.  It can be powerful to see people come out in numbers and flow together, we are the ocean of change,” Garcia stated.

Each state will represent their own localized water based issues and through dance portray its causes and effects within each community. This dance consequently translates into a national choir based on movement and voices, focused on bringing about change when it comes to education of water conservation and environmental education using the arts. It is a collaboration effect, using technology to connect people that have never met and live in completely different areas uniting for the same cause.

The National Water Dance Movement Los Angeles is a community based event dedicated to spreading knowledge on water ethics and environmental education, through the Arts.  For additional information on the National Water Dance Movement please visit www.DanceEngagements.org

January 21, 2016

Dear Smile Garcia and Board of Directors,

National Water Dance wants to thank you and Dance Engagements for again participating with so much enthusiasm in our April 16, 2016 national event.  You and Dance Engagements were the first in Los Angeles to accept our invitation in 2014 and your energetic involvement created an exciting community of participants in LA.  Having returning participants is a fulfilling recognition of our mission, to engage dancers in using their art to create social change. Your pioneering spirit in this project has resulted in the LA Unified School District’s participation this year. Dance Engagements is putting LA on the map for environmental dance.  National Water Dance is grateful for all that you have done and continue to do in supporting our efforts to bring the power of dance into the search for solutions in dealing with water issues around the country.  

With much appreciation,

Dale Andree

Director

National Water Dance

www.nationalwaterdance.org

CONTACT: Smile Garcia (323) 474-7089

                                                               

Media Advisory

Dance Engagements, Inc. to help Los Angeles join in National Water Dance Movement, bringing dancers together for change in water ethics in Downtown Los Angeles April 16, 2016

Dancers nationwide will showcase the effects of water use in a unique performance in a joint effort of community action and online awareness.

WHO:        Dance companies from all over the Los Angeles Community will collaborate with the movement online to unite with other dancers nationwide using art as their voice to speak out on major water related issues.

WHAT:        Guests will take pleasure in watching a water display of art transformed in action dedicated to making efforts in water ethics. Nationwide, this day marks a day to reflect and work together to create a social change concerning water ethics whilst utilizing the power of dance, art, and unity.

        Specific target issues an array of through specific dances

WHEN:         Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:         California Plaza, 351 S. Olive St | Los Angeles, CA 90071

WEB:         www.danceengagements.org | www.nationalwaterdance.org 

BACKGROUND:         

The National Dance Water Movement started on March 5, 2011, New World School of the Arts (NWSA), in downtown Miami, Florida launched Florida Waterways Dance Project, a collaborative initiative which celebrated Arts in Education by uniting Florida's arts institutions in simultaneous site-specific performances inspired by Florida's unique waterways.

Attention Editors and Assignment Desks:

This event is a community established event celebrating the convergence of technology and art with the intention to ignite change in water efforts. The performance is devoted to encouraging support for change in water ethics and education.