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The Laotian Dance and Cultural Outreach Program

Updated: Apr 25, 2023


The program builds community not only within the Thai and Lao communities but also among other Asian communities.


Engaging with the general public through acts of kindness is essential to building strong communities and creating positive change. The Laotian Dance and Cultural Outreach Program is an excellent example of community engagement. It is a community project consisting of volunteer instructors who teach Hip Hop and Thai & Laotian cultural dance to a group of volunteer dancers/performers. The program is open to anyone who wants to learn or be involved, regardless of their background or experience.


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"Everyone in the group donates their time. It builds community and keeps the younger generations connected to their cultural roots." - Saeng Mallek, Community Coordinator

The inspiration for the Laotian Dance and Cultural Outreach Program came from the realization that it could use as much help as it could get. The practice halls, food, costumes, make-up, jewelry, and hair are all paid for by donations, and the dancers and instructors are all volunteers.


Community involvement is an essential aspect of the Laotian Dance and Cultural Outreach Program. The program invites various communities to join in and watch the performances or serves as a resource for other communities to invite the dance group to perform. The program's acts of kindness are helping to build strong communities and create positive change.


In summary, the Laotian Dance and Cultural Outreach Program is an excellent example of community engagement that brings together volunteers from different backgrounds to teach and perform Hip Hop and Thai & Laotian cultural dance. The program is open to anyone who wants to learn or be involved, regardless of their background or experience. By engaging with the general public through acts of kindness, the program is helping to build strong communities and create positive change.

How can you help or get involved?

To donate, volunteer or participate, please reach out to Saeng at Saeng@myasiandish.com.

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