SLG Dance Company Presents: Dancers Against Violence
Trigger Warning: The materials presented include artistic interpretations of intimate partner violence that may cause
emotional distress for some viewers.
If you are in need of safety or support, contact LIADV's 24 hour free, and confidential hotline at 631.666.8833.
Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:00pm
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we need your help! One in three teens report experiencing some form of abuse from a dating partner.
Event is a free virtual showcase to benefit L.I. Against Domestic Violence. Consider supporting by creating a Facebook Watch party and making contribution to support L.I. Against Domestic Services.
Join us and SLG Dance Company as we raise awareness of this issue and raise funds to help us in continuing on with our mission to provide prevention, support and healing to all of our neighbors in our own communities. Now more than ever, we need your support. The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in tremendous budget cuts for non profit organizations and we are facing a crisis like we have not seen in many, many years.
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For almost 45 years, L.I. Against Domestic Violence (LIADV) has been a beacon of hope for those suffering from all forms of abuse at the hands of an intimate partner in Suffolk County. Through a wide range of services, including our Safe Harbor Shelter, 24 hour hotline, Court and Precinct Advocacy Services, Counseling and Vocational Services, LIADV supports survivors in exploring their options and embarking on the path to a life free from abuse. Each year, LIADV serves over 9,000 adults, teens and children right here in Suffolk County.
About SLG Dance Company
Mission Statement: Dancers Making A Difference
SLG Dance Company's Mission is to help those in need by doing what we love, Dance. Each year we will have an Annual Charity Performance honoring one lucky hero or organization right here in Suffolk County!
About the Founder: Samantha Graviano
Samantha founded SLGDC in the summer of 2019. She has been in the dance industry for almost 20 years now. She graduated from Longwood High School in 2015 and attended Suffolk Community College where she received her Associates degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently a Criminal Justice major at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. When she's not volunteering with the Victim Information Bureau or working for the County she is in the studio teaching or dancing herself.
Samantha started dance at the young age of 2 and was a national competition dancer. Samantha trained at Broadway Dance Center, Elite Dancers, NY Dance Company and Where the lines overlap dance company. Along with competitive dance she was also Captain of her High School Kickline Team and a member and Captain of the Division 1 University of Hartford Dance Team. She has taught at studios all across Suffolk and Nassau County along with Connecticut and New York City. She is looking forward to changing lives through dance.
Join us to raise awareness and funds so that no hotline call goes unanswered, no survivor has to navigate the court process alone and no one in need of immediate counseling services has to wait months before being seen by a counselor. You can make a difference!