Welcome to Danse contre la violence
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Danse contre la violence (Dance Against Violence) is a unique non-profit organization in Quebec. The organization offers women who are domestic violence survivors dance workshops that empower them to regain control of their bodies and their self-esteem.This alliance between the community and the arts stems from a partnership between Agora de la danse, the dance company Montréal Danse and La Dauphinelle, a shelter for women who are survivors of domestic violence. Since 2009, these survivors of abuse have been offered non-conventional workshops in which they are given the lead role in the path towards their own well-being. This year, dance workshops will be offered in 2 shelters in the Montreal region (Assistance aux femmes and La Dauphinelle). On May 16, Dance Against Violence will partner once again with Soirée Danse-Affaires and Agora de la danse.
Help Our Cause
Make a donation and fund dance workshops for women who are survivors of domestic violence! Donations can me made by check or via CanaDon.[+]
Each donation, small or big, is important!
Since 2009, 102 workshops were given and more than 420 women participated in these workshops.
98% of women participating to our dance workshops say they feel better after and wish to participate to other workshops.
20% ($25 000) of the proceeds raised during the Soirée Danse-Affaires 2013 of the Agora de la danse will directly be used to fund our dance workshops.
“Very relaxing and appreciated. It has given me positive energy!” – Participant
“It was good for me, thank you!” - Participant
“Thanks to the workshops, I felt better and more comfortable with my body.”- Participant
“I liked the dance workshop. It has given me self-confidence” - Participant
“I appreciate this moment of sharing as well as the care and attention that’s given to us” – Participant
“Being a young woman with weight issues, I didn’t like the idea of a dance workshop. But after participating to the workshop, I already felt better and more comfortable with my body.” - Participant