Balance Dance Project came to life at the beginning of 2020, right before the pandemic had many closing their doors. Owner and creative director, Heather Singleteary, launched our non-profit dance studio with the mission to “make dance accessible to all” — a critical need considering participation in sports and other physical activities among low-income youth is far less than among their affluent peers. With 2020 being a difficult year for many, Heather knew an artistic outlet was still necessary for the mental and physical health for the youth in the community, which led to the construction of a temporary outdoor studio. Balance Dance Project serves youth ages 8 to 17, while also providing a safe creative space for young adults who want to grow their passion for dance. As a non-profit, we strive to keep tuition costs low, which means that we have to rely heavily on our parents and community for support. Our community has given Balance Dance Project the opportunity to shine and show off our dancers' hard work by performing at the California State Fair (2022), Sacramento Republic FC Matches (2021 & 2023), Tahoe Park Neighborhood Associate events, and many more!