DR-Dance Team – DR 2015

Gotta Celebrate Life – Dance Teams 2015




“Using dance to reach the hearts of youth…and teach them about real life.”

  • Dates: June 12-20, 2015
  • Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Target Group: Performing Artists Ages 15+
  • Cost: $1,595 (includes airfare from Los Angeles, housing, food)
  • Deadline: Application due March 1, 2015 with $1,595 Deposit

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For more information:
For questions call International Youth Initiative at 714.926.7617


Mandatory dates will be set of team meetings once all team members are chosen. These meetings will include information for the trip, financial deadlines, training for ministry, practice for dance, planning for workshops and roles, fundraising ideas and personal preparation.

Description:  Because Dominican culture bursts with rhythm and expression, the last three years the IYI Global Teams Dance Team has grown to impact the lives of hundreds of youth while influencing the church. Last summer a dance workshop in one of the largest churches in Santo Domingo had over 120 in attendance and taught many different styles of dance while teaching life principles.  Five days of dance workshops for youth in urban Capatillo brought more than 75 youth desiring to express themselves in a positive way through dance. The workshops culminated in a special dance event demonstrating the skills learned by the youth and also expressing the reason the IYI Global Dance Team was there, to change the lives of youth. Because dance is deeply engrained in the culture, dance leads to teaching many powerful life lessons and open hearts for outreach.

Every International Youth Initiative Global Team also participates in the ongoing work of IYI in the lives of youth. Included in the week will be work with El Refugio (inner-city youth ministry), local church youth ministries, a teen girls prison, a teen boys prison, outreach at UASD (the second largest university in the Americas 0ver 165,000 students) a Haitian community (in the D.R.), and more. IYI prepares and trains each team for the opportunities before them so they are fully prepared for working with the incredible Dominican people.


Team Focuses: Dance

  • Church Dance Workshop – Year Two
  • Teaching Dance Techniques and Routines
  • Teaching Story-Telling through Dance
  • Dance Outreach to Urban Youth and Families
  • Workshops in Youth Prisons

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