More than ever, there is a need for mental & emotional health resources for not only youth but for the adults that raise & teach them as well. It will take more than the four walls of the school to make this happen, it will take the community. Life is an 8 Count. Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that will use dance as a platform to increase mental health awareness & mindfulness in youth.
“If you think about it, Life really is like a series of eight counts in dance, right? You learn the steps as you go, you mess up, you try to keep up, you practice, you get the steps perfectly. No matter how slow or how fast the beat, we do our best to keep up with the rhythm."
Angelica Leontyne Alexander
Founder & Artistic Director
Emotions, Mindfulness & Dance
What is it and why is it important? Mindfulness is all about paying attention to the present moment. Mindfulness is about shifting out of autopilot and awakening to the here and now. Mindfulness is about freeing yourself from regrets about the past and worries about the future. Dance is already heavy in mindfulness teaching skills. Combining the two in a program will increase students ability to want to express their emotions.
Dance With Us
Life is an 8 Count Inc. will create a synergy within schools & the community that gives youth the ability to express how they feel through telling a story through dance workshops & private sessions. We also provide choreography services & dance classes for organizations & adults!