The Right To Dance mark International Dance Day with fundraising initiative
In line with International Dance Day on 29th April, War Child’s music-based community fundraising platform The Right To Dance are teaming up with UK venues for an initiative called ‘Dance For Good’.
A share of bar profits on that day will be donated to War Child by participating venues which include Corsica Studios, Joshua Brooks, NAM, Patterns, Peckham Audio, Phonox, The Carpet Shop, The Jazz Cafe, The Love Inn, TOLA and Village Underground.
International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance and is recognised by UNESCO and all UN Member States. Traditionally focused on dance in a theatrical context, TRTD are launching Dance For Good to recognise the club’s contribution to dance culture worldwide.
Speaking about the initiative, War Child’s Music Projects and Events Manager Sean O’Daly said: “The central premise of TRTD is to celebrate dance music past and present, and how its values of community, identity, freedom and self-expression are shared by War Child and their work in creating safe spaces for children in conflict zones. Through Dance For Good, we want to create an annual initiative for UK venues to rally behind these values, celebrating what dancing represents within club culture, while also raising funds for War Child to help fight for children’s right to community, freedom, identity, self-expression…and right to dance”
The Right To Dance is a a new fundraising platform from War Child that reframes the idea of a donation, through the shared values and collaboration of the underground music community.