Graduate Student Association

UNMC’s SAGH and Global Partners in Hope are teaming up to put on “Dancing with Hope” – A dance philanthropy to bring health care and awareness to poverty stricken areas of Africa

On February 11th, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s student-led group Students Alliance for Global Health (SAGH) and GSA will be teaming up once again with Omaha’s local dance and nightlife community Dance to Save Lives to host our third annual philanthropy event “Dancing with Hope” to benefit Global Partners in Hope, an Omaha-based medical and healthcare missions group (see below for more details). So, if you have ever had the desire to learn some fun dance move and help out a good cause at the same time, now is your opportunity! This event is free for all graduate students (must bring ID and show it at the door).
  • February 11th at Vintage Ballroom (614 S 11th St in the old market)
  • At 7:30, instructors Bridgett and Chris will be starting the night off with an intro class on kizomba – an Afro-Latino dance.
  • At 8:30, world class dance instructor Derek Pasqualleto will instruct an introductory course on Latin dances: salsa, merengue, and bachata.
  • Afterward, Blandon Joiner and Salserodalante Productions will be playing a variety of favorite dance music, from merengua and salsa to bachata, cumbia, and kizomba.
Check out our facebook page here:
Ticket prices are $20 for the general public and $10 for students at the door. Buy your tickets online, ahead of time for only $15. Ticket prices include instructional classes and social dancing after the classes. All proceeds go towards Global Partners in Hope. Please note, we will only be offering limited advanced ticket sales (see below for more details) on a first come first serve basis. Thank you for visiting our page, and we hope to see you out on the dance floor.
Online tickets for general admission can be found here.
For students (must show student ID at the door), tickets can be found here.
 Global Partners in Hope (GPiH) is a Nebraska-based, non-profit organization that has already made a lasting impact in Mali, West Africa. GPiH has developed a turn-key system of funding, developing needed infrastructure and building sustainable healthcare centers in rural, impoverished villages in West Africa.
GPiH is launching a $3.26 million Capital Campaign for West Africa which will include:
– Center for Excellence and five outlying Health Centers in Togo over the next six years
– A Guest House for visiting medical professionals
– Seven wells in Togo
– Solar panels to power the health centers and wells
Services in the Center for Excellence will include family health, OB/GYN and birthing center, cardiology and pediatric care. The outlying medical centers will provide basic family practice, OB/GYN and pediatric care. Help us support them in their mission by having a fun night of dancing at Vintage Ballroom.
For donations, please see our donations page:

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