Wingman for Dance inspires empathy, compassion, kindness and most importantly, acceptance of all children regardless of any perceived differences. Each month in the studio we will be incorporating Wingman for Dance activities within all of our dance  classes. This month we were excited to explore different avenues of acts of service for our community

April’s Wingman Week: Making a Plan

In March, we explored various ways we can contribute to our community and now for April we are working on putting that plan into action. At Footprints Dance Centre, community is one of our core values. We think it is especially important not to just give back to our community that supports us, but to also teach our dancers the importance of this work. Our mission is to make all of our dancers better citizens of the world and this is one way we hope to inspire them to do that.

By giving without any expectations, dancers develop gratitude and kindness. Creating an organized plan for how dancers and the studio can invest in the community creates excitement, anticipation as well as responsibility for the upcoming events we are planning together.

Last month our dancers brainstormed ideas of how they could help as an individual and how the studio as a team could help our community. Our dancers came up with so many great ideas! And as a studio we picked the one that had the most excitement behind it!

On Saturday June 1 we will be hosting a STUDIO SLEEPOVER with our dancers in support of United Way Oxford. During our Wingman Week our dancers brainstormed more ideas of what they would like to do at our Studio Sleepover. And trust us, sleep was at the bottom of their list!

In the month of May dancers will be invited to register for our studio sleepover. All of the money collected will go towards United Way Oxford to help support our community.

How Can Parents Help?

Discuss our studio’s plans with your dancer. Learn about what will be happening and why they are excited about the event. Ask your dancer how she/he feels about giving back to the community.

What is Wingman for Dance?

Wingman for Dance is a program from Dylan’s Wings of Change, a foundation dedicated to the memory of Dylan Hockley. Dylan was one of the first grade victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Dylan was six years old and had autism. He could be his best when those around him would be his Wingman. You can find out more at Also, find Wingman for Dance on Facebook and on Instagram.