Jorge Alonso Perez founded “Dance Therapy” Dance Your Depression Away! Inc. on March 21, 2003.
As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit tax exempt corporation, Dance Therapy is organized to provide a framework to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in San Antonio, Texas and abroad. Our goal is to offer Introductory dance lessons to the “young at heart”, whose therapeutic effects combined with relieving stress, building confidence, and self-esteem, teach healthy choices in life, strengthen spirituality and healing, as well as to provide advocacy and referral of depressed individuals to qualified mental health agencies and practitioners.
To battle and conquer depression through Latin ballroom dancing by educating individuals and families to promote physical fitness, mental and spiritual health.
We envision a community where individuals and families live healthy and meaningful lives, free from the bonds of depression.
COMMUNITY. FAMILY. LOVE. RESPECT.
Our primary focus is to establish a better living environment while learning and sharing in the cultural richness of dance and music. This goal will be accomplished by relying on the effective use of inherent social bonding elements of the art of dance, which encourages everyone to be a teacher and student simultaneously in an open non-judgmental atmosphere of fun and growth. Through regular participation in the classes, one will also enjoy a sense of “oneness” through the verbal sharing of the individual’s hopes and experiences, among whose commendable objectives will be to rebuild individual strength and confidence and rekindle one’s essential feelings of caring and belonging to the community.