The 2022 Halo Dance 4 Autism Annual Show was a great success! After two consecutive years of not being able to perform in person, this year meant so much to both the dancers and the Halo team.
Cami Marseilles, Founder of Halo Dance 4 Autism, says "Live performance communicates such a different message - you can feel and see the emotions and personality more behind the performances and speeches. We also got to meet people individually which really and have those natural conversations that aren’t as likely with a virtual show and say thank you".
Many people from the Orange County community came out to assist, not only dancers and performers but high school volunteers, teachers and principals, and parents. "My Principal from Back Bay High School came out to support, which just goes to show how Halo is growing.
Due to the 2020 and 2021 live Annual Shows being cancelled, Halo is trying to make up for fundraising goals not being met. The 2022 Annual Show was a great start, but the goal is to have high school clubs host fundraisers and inclusive social events to get Halo back on track, to give out as many scholarships as possible. 'Scholarships will be given out this July, so if you know anyone who can use one, please have them apply on our website starting now!"
Halo's next fundraising event will take place April 23rd at Peak State Yoga. It will be a Wine & Dance Performance event, showcasing solos, duos, and trios of dancers. If you're reading this and would like to audition, please reach out to Cami or Amanda by April 1st!
"As a Mom of autism, telling my kids story with performers and audience members in person brings our full story back to me. It also makes me realize and feel so happy about how far everyone’s come."