About Dancers Against Cancer

The "I'm A Dancer Against Cancer" campaign was founded in 2012 to spread awareness and raise donations for cancer fighting charities. It quickly became a sign of hope and unity in the dance community.

In 2013, the Dancers Against Cancer charity was created to provide financial support to dance educators, dancers and parents impacted by cancer. To date, this charity has proudly raised $890K in donations and has assisted many dancers in need.

Their mission is to create an alliance in the dance community that provides financial support and inspiration to dance educators, choreographers, dancers and their families who have been impacted by cancer.

The Dancers Against Cancer charity is grateful for the support of the dance community and will continue to make a difference to keep the HOPE alive!

I am a dancer against cancer

Learn more about the mission of Dancers Against Cancer and how your school can get involved to make a difference.

Derek Hough

Renowned dancer, Derek Hough, of Dancing with the Stars, shares his story of why he supports DAC.

Paula Abdul

Legendary dancer and choreographer, Paula Abdul, shares her personal connection to the battle against cancer.

Become a Hope Studio

Hope Studios are setting an exceptional example by being leaders in the fight against cancer. Each official Hope Studio has pledged to raise at least $1000 in support of Dancers Against Cancer (DAC). We are proud to announce some Hope Studios have raised as much as $25,000 in donations to the charity. Altogether, Hope Studios have raised over $100,000 to benefit DAC. Official Hope Studios have inspired their studio and dance families to realize the importance of giving back. These generous benefactors have hosted a variety of charity incentives ranging from Turn-A-Thon fundraisers to dance showcases. Official Hope Studios are recognized with the Dancers Against Cancer plaque to proudly display at their studio, social media announcements and recognition at multiple charity dance events. The Dancers Against Cancer Foundation is pleased to see the dance community unite in the fight against cancer. Be a part of the larger picture.

Rhee Gold 2016 IDEA Conference speaker

Rhee Gold
Board Member

Dance educators truly change the world. Consider being a force for good and have your school support the work of Dancers Against Cancer in their fight to help all those battling this horrible disease.


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Build a sense of service in your students and help make them more socially responsible through their passion for dance.