Club D is the dancers' service organization of the Dalton Dance Company. Each dancer donates 20 hours of time to selected causes. In February 2007 Club D conducted its first clothing drive to benefit the residents of Cherokee Estates. The dancers asked friends and families to participate by bringing in new and gently used clothing for these girls. The DDC dancers met at the Dalton Arts Project's office to sort the clothes and then delivered them to the girls at Cherokee Estates. This has become an annual event.
Dalton Dance Company dancers were so grateful for all the unselfish giving that they experienced that they wanted to give back to a cause. They choreographed new dances in honor of those who fight breast cancer. It was decided to donate all ticket sales from their Friday night March 2007 Concert performance to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial Hospital. Each year the dancers decide as a group what cause they will dance for and donate the proceeds from one performance to that charity. In 2008, Dalton Dance Company members chose Team Bruner as their cause to honor former Dalton High School student John Bruner. In 2009, they were able to donate to the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2010, the dancers raised funds for the American Red Cross’s Relief for Haiti efforts and in 2011 their efforts were donated to the Dalton High School’s theatre/performing arts group. Club D members have found other ways to fundraise in order to give back to their communities. Each year they host a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s that is a huge success and they also help with Dalton Arts Project’s "Nutcracker Tea and Sweets", dressing as Nutcracker characters and participating in the fashion show.
Club D dancers annually volunteer an average of over 2000 hours of community service. They are recognized each April at a banquet with last year’s top honors going to members who volunteered more than 100 hours during the course of the year. Dalton Arts Project is proud to have such dedicated dancers and active community participants.
Volunteer with DTD
Dalton Arts Project is primarily a volunteer arts organization. With a mission to take arts into the community, we thrive on hundreds of volunteers donating their time and talents to help meet that goal. If you have an arts related talent that you would like to share with the underserved in our community, Dalton Arts Project may be able to help make that possible. Or, if you have a willingness to volunteer and a love of the arts, but aren’t quite sure where that fits in with our organization, we always have a project that needs more helping hands. Please call 706-529-ARTS (2787) or visit our CONTACT US page to inquire about volunteer opportunities. Dalton Arts Project could not exist without an active volunteer base and that could be you!