Community Health and Counseling Services

Funded in January, 2008: $10500 for 1 years
Community Health and Counseling Services sponsors a dance program in seven schools in Bangor, providing classes to full grades ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade.  Dance is held for one class period once a week during the school day and all children are included in every class.  With Dana funding, CHCS will send the three professional dancers who teach these classes to a two-week training program held by the National Dance Institute (NDI) in New York City.  The workshops are designed to introduce the dance teachers to NDI’s teaching methodology and are the first step in enabling CHCS’ Dance Program to become an NDI affiliate program.  Should CHCS become an NDI affiliate, they plan to replicate the program in other schools throughout Maine.