Teen Dancers Create Nonprofit That Donates Dance Clothes to Dancers Around the World
"It is the greatest feeling knowing that, every day, we are helping others."
By Ava And Sophia Paley December 17, 2019
The donate 2 dance sisters
They have helped over 7,500 dancers all around the world get costumes and dance shoes. Now they tell us how a happy accident inspired them to tap it forward.
WNBC-NY (NBC) October 29, 2020
Donate 2 Dance sisters share their love
of dance with those in need
This Best Friend Friday, dancing sisters Ava and Sophia Paley, ages 14 and 12, open up about starting Donate 2 Dance, an organization that collects attire for young dancers in need. Plus, Tiler Peck, a New York City Ballet dancer, stops by with a surprise.
Donate 2 Dance: A Company That’s Making
A Real Shuffle Ball Change
Meet Ava and Sophia Paley; sisters, dancers, and successful entrepreneurs! Ava, 14 years old, and Sophia, 12 years old, are the proud founders of Donate 2 Dance, an organization that donates gently used dance costumes and shoes to dancers who can’t afford these items themselves. As dancers at SHUFFLES NYC, the sisters are talented tap dancers who have performed all types of dance ranging from jazz to hip hop. With more than 10 years of dance experience comes a lot of costumes and shoes. This realization the sisters had while cleaning out their closets served as their inspiration for Donate 2 Dance.
WITH BLOGGER, ALEXA CURTIS
We taped a segment about Donate2Dance with blogger, Alexa Curtis, who hosts “Fearless Everyday” on Radio Disney
Thanks to you, our dancers have been fitted with beautiful shoes this year. The expressions of joy on our dancers' faces after receiving a new pair of shoes are priceless.
We are extremely grateful for your continued support.