The Golden Linkettes youth outreach dance program is designed to inspire and introduce young elementary school children age 5 up to adults to the art of dance, while engaging them in a process that equips them with the discipline, confidence, social consciousness and cognitive skills for success. The project is the vision of Myra Cole Baucom, founder and Chairwomen of Cole Link Foundation, a nonprofit that brings high quality arts education and performance opportunities directly to the children of this community, thereby enhancing their sense of self-worth, academic achievement, social skills and ultimately, quality of life.
Our Goals are to:
Who is eligible?
Auditions are held monthly. Dancers will not have to pay for their costumes, shoes and props. But will be asked to participate in fundraising activities to offset cost.
Classes are held weekly in the Tarpon Springs area. They are designed to allow our dancers to experience the joy of dance. The Golden Linkettes will perform at our events, local parades, festivals and senior living facilities. The year ends with an Annual Performance, an onstage celebration of the achievements of our students.
Teen volunteer "Helpers" are enrolled in the Dancing Links Leadership Program. Helpers attend workshops to enhance leadership skills and are paired with dancers whom they assist at weekly classes and performances.
VIDEO: The Golden Linkettes performing at Cole Link Foundation's 2017 Inaugural Benefit Bash.
"We are providing an outlet for all ages through dance while building self-confidence and self-esteem in a positive manner!"
~ Myra Cole Baucom, Founder and Chairwoman
“Everyone loves dance! We are a group of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people. We do this through professional entertainment, dance education, and youth outreach.”
~ JoLynn Wright, Program Director
Help Keep the Arts Alive
One Dance Step at a Time!
Your precious gift will go towards costumes, awards, music, transportation, performances, instruction and more