HeartBass helps children have something fun and engaging to look forward to, inspiring creativity and commitment in their everyday lives. Students learn dance as a creative, constructive outlet for expression that reduces the likelihood for violence, crime, and drug abuse in the future.
Ariana Storm Ascher, a high school student from Los Angeles, founded HeartBass in 2010. While pursuing her passion for dance through choreography and performances, she came to realize the importance of revealing one’s emotions.
“With dance, I am more able to cope with things I have personally experienced and I am able to put on a more believable performance because of the places my mind can go to while dancing. I find that people who endure hardships, especially youth, have the ability to create something beautiful that can change the perspective of the audience.”
HeartBass sets a rewarding goal for students by guiding them through the process of putting on a showcase for the community. With significant community support, volunteers, and love for dance, HeartBass is giving people the opportunity to strive toward something better.