Our dancers are committed to spreading Irish dance worldwide and giving back! In 2014 our founder Elyse got the opportunity to teach a class to the wonderful girls of Same World, Same Chance in Zambia over the summer and then spent the fall implementing and leading a dance program at the Mariposa DR Foundation for girls in conjunction with Artists Striving to End Poverty. Elyse was inspired by her younger sister Brigid (an occasional MIDC member) who at 16 took off a semester in high school to move down to Costa Rica to lead a dance program in a nutrition center for 4 months.
If you are interested in learning more about these programs please visit their websites:
Same World, Same Chance in Kibombomene, Zambia
The Mariposa DR Foundation in Carbarete, Dominican Republic
Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) New York, New York