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Dancing with a Purpose

A positive creative outlet during this pandemic!

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Our Mission

Dancing with a Purpose's mission is to be a positive creative outlet during the pandemic and a fun way to get exercise while stuck in quarantine!

We dance with a purpose because all proceeds made through workshop donations go straight to causes such as the BLM movement, etc.

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Who We Are


Anna Ho

Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Anita Tan

Chief Marketing Officer


Noori Shankar

Chief Communications Officer


Lisa Chai

Chief Design Officer


Ember Zhao

Social Media Marketing Intern


Tanvi Rayapeddi

Social Media Marketing Intern


Vaishnavi Jagalur

Social Media Marketing Intern


Medha Maroju

Social Media Marketing Intern

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Alpana Atluri

Bollywood Instructor

Alpana has been dancing for 12 years. She started out learning a classical Indian dance called Bharatanatyam when she was 5 and then she slowly got more involved with hip hop as she grew older!

Fun Fact:

She loves music and although she's not great at it, She also likes to sing.


Anna Ho

Kpop, Hip Hop, & Workout Dance Instructor

Anna has 10 years of dance experience and training with the likes of ballet, pointe, contemporary, character, hip hop and Bollywood fusion dance.

Fun Fact:

She also hosts a podcast called "Mind Maps with Anna Ho".


Scarlett Chen

Hip Hop Instructor

She started with kpop dance in ninth grade. She has since transitioned fully to hip hop/urban, learning choreography from 1MILLION Dance Studio, Bailey Sok, and more!

Fun Fact:

She was on a tennis team.


Gabby Iriarte

Yoga Instructor

Gabby started dancing at the age of 10. She has trained in ballet, pointe, contemporary, and character dance. In recent years, she has branched out into hip-hop, modern, and jazz dance!

Fun Fact:

She also loves theatre and when she's not dancing or practicing yoga she is taking acting classes and reading (or going to see) plays.


Addison Coyle

Contemporary Instructor

She has been dancing for 14 years, training in ballet, pointe, contemporary, and character dance. She now primarily does ballet.

Fun Fact:

She also enjoys doing other forms of dance such as contemporary and jazz!


Anita Tan

Contemporary Instructor

She has been dancing ballet for 8 years and is on Novi Dance Company. She is also going to be captain this coming year!

Fun Fact:

She likes to bullet journal!


Bailey Broccardo

Tumbling Instructor 

They are a circus artist specializing in aerial and contortion. They also have a strong background in ballet and contemporary. 

Fun fact:

They enjoy playing the French Horn. 


Joanne Lee

Yoga and Hip Hop Instructor

She has been dancing for 10 years. She started off with ballet then branched out into urban choreography. 

Fun fact:

She enjoys exploring film and art. 


Aditi Viswanatha

South Indian/Bollywood Fusion Instructor

She's been learning Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form, for 10 years. Throughout this period, she learned Bollywood and South Indian dance on the side!

Fun Fact:

Her favorite Ice cream flavor is Cookies and Cream.


Ananya Kumar

Bollywood & Bhangra Instructor

Ananya has been dancing from as far back as she could remember and has given over 65 Bollywood, Bharatanatyam, and Kuchipudi performances at various venues. She loves to explore different styles of dance and is currently learning Bhangra.

Fun fact:

Besides dancing, her hobbies include hiking and playing tennis.

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Class Schedule

First cycle of classes

Kpop Dance Class with Anna Ho (Intermediate) — IDOL by BTS

August 19th 3pm EDT

Bollywood Fusion Dance Class with Aditi (Intermediate)

August 19th 4:30pm EDT

Hip Hop Dance Class with Scarlett Chen (Intermediate)

August 20th 3pm EDT

Workout Dance Class with Anna Ho

August 21st 3pm EDT

Introduction to Tumbling with Bailey

August 21st 5pm EDT

Contemporary Class with Anita Tan

September 2nd 3pm EDT

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A wide range of classes to choose from and they are all FREE!
All classes are 40 minutes long


Kpop Dance Workshop

Learn choreography from BLACKPINK to BTS!

This workshop is dedicated to learning Kpop dances and even if you don't listen to Kpop you should give it go!

Workout Dance Workshop

Get your sweat on while having fun dancing!

Anyone can do these classes and they are a great way of mixing working out with dance!

All In One Workshop

Try everything from hiphop to yoga!

This All In One workshop has one of everything, you can learn hiphop choreography to yoga!

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Single Class Sign Up

Don't have time to commit to a workshop? Sign up for a single class at a time here!


Hip Hop Dance Class

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes available


Workout Dance Class

Beginner and Intermediate classes available

Kpop Dance Class

Beginner and Intermediate classes available


Yoga Class

Beginner and Intermediate classes available

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Bollywood Fusion & South Indian Dance Classes

Beginner/Intermediate classes available


Contemporary Dance Class

Beginner/Intermediate classes available

Introduction to Tumbling Class

Beginner class available

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Modern Dance Teacher

Come work, intern, or volunteer for us!

We currently have enough teachers, but if you are interested in volunteering to teach a class in the next round of classes/workshops apply!

Job Descriptions

Teacher Volunteer: Teach at least one class of their dance background, work cohesively with other teachers, and be able to communicate effectively with others.

Social Media Marketing Intern: Work with the chief marketing officer, help integrate new marketing tactics, learn how to make attractive posts and widen our customer base, and be able to communicate effectively with others.


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Upcoming Events

  • Launching the second cycle of classes and workshops
    Launching the second cycle of classes and workshops
    Sat, Sep 19
    Sep 19, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
    Sep 19, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
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Donations & Updates

Here we will update you on news with Dancing for a purpose and donations we have made so far to causes such as the BLM movement and more!



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Contact Us

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