OVATIONS GLOBAL NETWORK: We Use Dance to Shape the Future
Ovations Global Network (OGN) is a not – for- profit 501(c)(3) membership organization. Our alliance of artists, art makers, investors, and activists who have devoted to their platform to mobilizing the unifying qualities of dance to positively affect public quality of life for all. OGN provides the dance artist, educator and enthusiast equal access to a range of quality dance services and tools for dance centered education, entertainment, research, careers, advocacy & outreach.
We harness the creativity & resources of prolific leaders to positively impact of the state of the world as we know it. As our network grows, so does our reach. By generating a platform for today's essential voices & brilliant minds to pro-actively connect & create, we are serving humanity. The Network embodies the best and most transformative benefits of artists collaborating. Our legacy will be a portfolio full of groundbreaking endeavors that catalyze social equity, elite education, WORLD CLASS entertainment & a deeper sense of humanity.
Standards for dance education teaching and practice
Professional development, certification, and jobs in education, film, TV, and stage
Opportunities for Leadership
Via board committees, outreach programs & initiatives
Resources, media, and tools intended to advanced analysis, exploration, experimentation etc. within dance arts
Awards & Scholarships
Domestic and international dance centric scholarships for artists and students
Documention & Archives
Access to historically intact footage, music, documents, choreography, and other findings. of foreign, lost, dying, exclusive, undiscovered or otherwise unknown music and dance cultures throughout time
A global alliance of leaders, and peers committed to using art to catalyze social equity, world-class education, artistic participation in collective matters, and greater public discourse.
What The Punk LGBTQ + Safe Space Initiatives:
The goal is to provide safe spaces, dance and music being the common denominator, to as many people possible regardless of sexuality, gender, age, race, or experience level. Among those impacted by HIV/AIDS — the population WTPUNK supports — are largely LGBTQIA+ individuals' youth to adult, many of which are people of color who are members of the ballroom scene, drag scene, and/or underground urban dance community.Our 4 LGBTQ+ Safe Space initiatives are made available to the public for free or at prices affordable to lower income families thanks to the donated labor of our volunteers, robust management of our growing board, financial support of individual donors and organizations including COMPASS Gay & Lesbian Center, PRIDELINES, Florida Atlantic University, General Provision, WaterLOO Miami, Iconic House Of Ninja, Open House Conspiracy, Paper Crane, Muse Center for the Arts, Renette Verhaeghe Foundation, and more. A list of current and prospective donors is included with the attached program budget.
Dance & Drum Folklore Series:
A monthly community dance and drum master class with a native, pioneering, or practice based Folkloric artist.
By Donation, FREE to Veterans, FREE to Children under 9, FREE to Student groups of (3) or more. So far we have offered experiences of Mali, Senegal, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Haiti, & Cuba. The physical benefits of dance are plentiful and widely accepted. Emotionally, socially and cognitively however, the benefits and unique self awareness that comes from organizing movement and rhythm into the aesthetic experience of folkloric dance is where lives are changed! Nationwide, our educational systems include drawing and singing yet they often neglect to include dance let alone traditional dance or Folkloric studies. Help us be the difference here in Tri- County Florida!
*Any proceeds not used for the series will be allocated to the launch of its sister project using traditional African Drum education as therapy for veterans suffering from Post- traumatic Stress Dissorder (PTSD) and other illnesses.
To donate, visit www.ovationsglobalnetwork.org
501 © 3 Ovations Global Network Inc is sponsored in part by COMPASS Gay & Lesbian Center, PRIDELINES, Florida Atlantic University, General Provision, WaterLOO Miami, Iconic House Of Ninja, Open House Conspiracy, Paper Crane, Muse Center for the Arts, Ballet Florida, Dance Academy of Boca Raton, Southern Dance, 926 Bar & Grill, Renette Verhaeghe Foundation, and more.
Ovations Global Network is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Our EIN is 82-1199910 and our IRS confirmation letter can be downloaded from our website. To learn more about OGN's mission, programs, and successes, visit ovationsglobalnetwork.org