Unity Dance Day – October 26, 2016

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Who among us has not experienced some sort of misunderstanding, disagreement or miscommunication with another person.  Life  is full of situations both good and bad and it is how we handle it that makes a difference in the quality of our lives.  The Fordney Foundation is a big supporter of anti-bullying and we want to give a big shout out to our friend Joann Siegel of Storybook Tea Kit Company, who also is a big anti-bullying supporter and thank her for turning us on to Unity Dance Day!  Check out Joann’s truly unique kits and find out how she uses them to prevent bullying.  

Life can be particularly stressful for children going to school or living in certain

neighborhoods where other children become offensive and start bullying or pushing other children around.  If you or someone you know has experienced this situation, or is feeling let down, left out or sad and troubled, then tell them a ray of “orange” sunshine is headed their way.

Have you ever heard of Unity Day!?  Unity Day is the signature event of National Bullying Prevention month which has been recognized in the United States since 2011.  To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities and businesses wear or display orange to show support for students who have been bullied.  Statistics show that one in four school age children will report being bullied at school.


If you go to PACER.org/Bullying you can find out more about getting help, giving help, participating in Unity Day and a whole lot more.  Check out this clever little video to learn more about PACER and the National Bullying Prevention Center.  So in keeping up with our love of dance,  we introduce to you  – UNITY DANCE DAY

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We hope you can all come together for a peaceful, anti-bullying day, filled with dance, made just for you no matter who you are or where you are!  It is a day we can celebrate our diversity, while expressing our individuality, and enjoy sharing our surroundings with everybody, somebody or just ourselves … be who you are!

Have fun and don’t forget to wear orange,

Thought Of The Week:

I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me…I’m too busy loving the people who love me


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Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website https://slowmotiondancevideos.com/