Music and Dance are two elements of education that can be considered “endangered”. Thus, celebrities, educators, and supporters alike are all trying to save it’s place in our schools curriculum. In 1997 VH1 founded the Save The Music Foundation which provides funding via grants. However, the dying of Arts in our school systems are still an ongoing issue.
The issue is still so relevant, that Houston’s own Mayor Annise Parker mentioned it while attending the 4th annual “Dancing With The Houston Stars“, put on by the Urban Souls Dance Company. For a night of fundraising and charity, some of Houston’s greatest achievers, influencers, and Leaders traded in their “day jobs” for a toe-tapping awe-inspiring performance. Mayor Parker was right there to support her friends in the competition.
During a post show interview with me for Houston Style Magazine, Mayor Annise Parker said:
“Everybody talks about S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), I think we should be talking about S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Math) because it is that creative spark that pulls it all together.” – Mayor Annise Parker.
Could we Implement ARTS into that program? See the full video below:
Maybe you can’t start your own dance company like Urban Souls, or create your own school like the blazing Key Innovations Music School. Maybe you can support by encouraging the arts like the East Coast based #DanceArmy of #Imagineers Beast Coast Crew who believe that “dance and music sparks creativity, which inadvertently is found throughout technology” said Mark Adonis. Check out their video below.