WHO WE ARE
We are a 501c3 non-profit charity committed to transforming the lives of young Detroiters with intensive training in the universal language of dance. LSODF partners with LaShelle's School of Dance and other local, regional and national dance organizations to give Detroit youth access to dance training, performances, master classes, workshops, professional concerts and conferences in Michigan and beyond.
Dance is a proven a pathway to physical and mental well-being that supports the youth development process. It cultivates discipline, collaboration, academic achievement, creativity and many other critical skills.
Dance lessons - discipline, strength, teamwork, confidence, health, leadership and sacrifice - are life lessons. We are excited to provide an avenue for young Detroit artists to grow artistically and develop positive skills they can use on and off the dance floor.
At the LSODance Foundation we implement programs that make dance concerts, master classes and high-quality dance programming accessible in the Detroit community.
Our goals? To reach 2,000+ Detroit youth annually through in school dance programming and to provide funds for exceptional students to attend national conferences and summer intensives with professional dance organizations.