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Dancing Lions Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of disabled artists through the promotion of movement in dance. Dance is not just a physical activity, it is a form of creative expression.  Some people with special needs often have great difficulty expressing themselves.  Dance gives children and adults alike a chance to break out of their shell and express emotions in a non-threatening and non-judgmental environment.  Dancing activities can be stimulating or calming and relaxing. 

Movement activities promote fine and gross motor development and stimulate attention, cooperation, sensory processing, visual skills, speech and language development, and impulse control.  Rhythm and movement activities can integrate all of these skills, changing the lives of not only those doing the dancing but of those with the opportunity to help make it happen and to watch the action!

Become a host Dance Studio

The Dancing Lions Foundation provides support and advocacy to help dance studios who are interested in starting programs for special needs dancers. Every situation is unique and the founders of our Foundation have first-hand experience with startup programs as well as ongoing dance curriculum and welcome the opportunity to work with interested dance instructors to start a program at their Studio. Dancing Lions Foundation representatives are happy to come on site and provide one-on-one program development consultation. Dancers are invited to compete at the annual Dancing Lions Foundation Ballroom Competition free of charge.

Dance instructors in studios interested in learning how to set up a special needs dance curriculum are invited to contact Tommy DiTommaso of Dance Champions at 727-480-4420 or by email: DanceChampions@gmail.com.

Our organization is run 100% by volunteers who believe in the power of dance. There are many opportunities available including setting up a fundraising event, volunteering at a local studio or fundraising event or at our annual ballroom dance competition.

​Volunteer your time and talent
​Volunteer your time and talent
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Donation opportunities

In preparation for and at our annual ballroom dance event, we welcome donations for the following: costume design, teaching, dance partner support, music preparation, makeup or hair services, look up accommodations for families attending and participating in the event, photography or video of the event, public relations or advertising from local media partners for the event and general support and assistance at the event itself.

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        Dancing Lions         

40347 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 103

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689​


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