Heather Singleteary, owner of Balance Dance Project. 14th Avenue, Sacramento.
Doors have been closed so it hasn't been easy to pay the rent. We've lost more than 50% of our students. We can't have recitals. We can't go out and perform. For a lot of these kids, this is craziness, they're struggling mentally. They can't see their friends, they can't be in school, they're on electronics so much more. And so dance is a way for them to get back engaging with people outside safely and it's a way to get them moving and staying healthy. Their life would not be the same without dance. It’s changing them, making them feel comfortable and confident. This studio is a place where they can just be themselves, express themselves and be creative, and I got to keep it going for them.