PRESS COVERAGE

2016

"Ducks Take Students on Holiday Shopping Spree" - NHL.com, December 9, 2016

"Anaheim Ducks take kids from local nonprofit under their wings" - ESPN, December 9, 2016

"Artistic director steps down from The Wooden Floor dance company" - Orange County Register, August 1, 2016

"Dancers from The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana get time with a 'master' " - Orange County Register, July 8, 2016

"In Santa Ana, Dance Becomes A Stepping Stone" - Orange County Register, May 31, 2016

"Artist of the Week Cristina Garcia" - Orange County Register, May 8, 2016

 

2015
"The Wooden Floor Takes its Moves to Nation's Capital" - Orange County Register, December 24, 2015
"Ducks Stars Take Kids Under Their Wings" - Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2015
"Ducks Players Team Up With Local Students" - Orange County Register, December 8, 2015
"Nonprofit Choreographs Future to Reach Kids Across the US" - Orange County Business Journal, December 7, 2015
"The Wooden Floor Students Rise to the Occasion" - Orange County Register, June 3, 2015

"The Wooden Floor at Irvine Barclay Theatre" - CultureSpot LA, May 26, 2015
"The Wooden Floor Waxes Poetic" - Newport Beach Independent, May 22, 2015
"The Wooden Floor Changes Lives, Families and the Santa Ana Community" - Orange County Register, May 3, 2015
"Foot Work" - Riviera Magazine, May 2015
"Dance, abstract art interwine for sculpture" - Orange County Register, February 17, 2015
"The Wooden Floor Step Beyond Breakfast" - Orange County Business Journal, January 15, 2015

2014

"Playmaking at Target" - Orange County Register, December 10, 2014 
"The Wooden Floor Helps Put Their Best Foot Foward" - Orange County Register, October 21, 2015
"Escuela de ballet The Wooden Floor da oportunidades a los pequeños amantes del baile" - UNIDOS, October 2014

"Interview with Executive Director & Co-CEO Dawn S. Reese and student Alix Portillo" - Friendship Show, KX93.5FM Laguna, September 8, 2014
"Community Leaders & Heroes: An Interview with Executive Director & Co-CEO Dawn S. Reese" - Exit Coach Radio, July 13, 2014
"Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Dance" - Chapman University, June 2014
"The Wooden Floor's Annual Concert Promises to Dazzle" - Newport Beach Independent, May 30, 2014
"The Wooden Floor Creates Sturdy Foundations" - Daily Pilot, May 29, 2014
"Changing the World" - JLife Magazine Orange County, May 2014
"Dance to Success" - Premiere OC Magazine, May 2014
"The Wooden Floor Helps Them Put Their Best Foot Forward" - Orange County Register, April 28, 2014
"The Wooden Floor Dancers Go One Step Beyond" - Orange County Register, January 27, 2014
"Executive Director and Co-CEO Dawn S. Reese a Finalist for CFO of the Year" - Orange County Business Journal, January 6, 2014
"Best of OC: Culture" - Riviera Magazine, January 2014

 

2013

"Anaheim Ducks Play Santa Claus & Kids are Winners" - Orange County Register, December 20, 2013

"Hundreds Audition for Afterschool Dance Program" - Orange County Register, October 21, 2013

"A Lift for Young Dancers" - Orange County Register, October 14, 2013

"Taste of Things to Come" - Orange County Register, October 8, 2013

"Ready to Roll" - Orange County Register, September 16, 2013

"Charity Spotlight" - Newport Beach Independent, September 13, 2013

"Fine Wine Fundraiser" - Coast Magazine, September 2013

"Best Free Dance Training in Orange County" - Orange Coast Magazine, July 2013

"Have a Smart Summer" - Orange County Register, July 1, 2013

"Step by Step for 30 Years at The Wooden Floor" - Orange County Register, June 28, 2013

"311,000 Raised for Youth Programs at 30th Annual Concert" - OC Social Scene, June 17, 2013

"Wooden Floor Raises the Ceiling" - Daily Pilot, June 6, 2013

"An Innovative Dual Leadership Structure at The Wooden Floor" - OC Metro, June 2013

"Wooden Floor Transforms Through Dance" - Newport Beach Independent, May 24, 2013

"Perfect Steps" - OC Weekly, May 23, 2013

"Afterschool in Action: The Wooden Floor" - Afterschool Alliance, May 2013

"From the Glass Ceiling to The Wooden Floor" - Sun Post, May 2013

"Dancing Toward a Better Future" - OC Family, May 2013

"Leap of Faith" - Riviera Magazine, January 2013

 

2012

"Ducks Celebrate the Holidays with a Season of Giving" - OC Family, December 20, 2012

"$10,000 NEA Grant for The Wooden Floor" - Fullerton Observer, December 16, 2012

"The Fiscal Cliff and What it Means for OC Nonprofits" - Orange County Register, December 2, 2012

"The Wooden Floor Honored with National Award" - Orange County Register, October, 21, 2012

"Hundreds Audition for Afterschool Dance Program" - Orange County Register, October 20, 2012

"Wine Event Raises $200K for The Wooden Floor" - Newport Beach Independent, October 19, 2012

"The Best Wines Go Toward Supporting Education" - Daily Pilot, September 20, 2012

"Creation, Not Imitation" - Dance Magazine, July 2012

"Wooden Floor performing at Irvine Barclay" - Daily Pilot, June 1, 2012

"Inspiring Students Through the Transformational Vehicle of Dance" - Allergan Foundation Annual Report 2012

"Learning for School Success" - Coast Magazine, May 2012

"The Wooden Floor: Investing in Dancers" - Dance Studio Life, January 2012

"The Wooden Floor's Keep the Promise Event" - Newport Beach Magazine, January 2012

 

2011

"Right in Step" - Riviera Magazine, December 2011

"Wooden Floor Nets $141K at Wine Tasting" - Newport Beach Independent, October 28, 2011

"Hundreds Moved to Move" - Orange County Register, October 15, 2011

"A Taste for Rhones" - Orange Coast Magazine, October 7, 2011

"Raising a Glass to Raise Funds" - Orange County Register, October 5, 2011

 "The Dance Continues" - Coast Magazine, October 2011

"A Don't Miss Tasting Event" - Orange Coast Magazine, September 15, 2011

"100% Graduation Rate" - Telemundo 52, June 27,2011 (VIDEO)

"Direct Impact: 100% Graduation Rate" - NBC, June 17,2011 (VIDEO)

"The Wooden Floor Brings the Beat" - New University, June 13, 2011

"The Wooden Floor Performances Nearly Sold Out - Orange County Register, June 7, 2011

"Interview with Melanie Rios Glaser and John Heginbotham" - Classical KUSC 91.5FM, May 30, 2011 (AUDIO)

"Does Dancing Boost Academic Achievement" - GOOD Magazine, May 27, 2011

"The Wooden Floor Presents True" - OC Arts & Culture, May 18, 2011 

"Jocelyn Castillo" - Young Icons, KTLA 5, April 23, 2011 (VIDEO)

 

2010

"Wine Tasting Nets $88K for Wooden Floor" - Newport Beach Independent, October 29, 2010

"Changing Children's Lives Through the Arts" - Vista L.A. on KABC 7, October 27, 2010 (VIDEO) 

"Wine Guy Has a Taste for Helping Kids" - Orange County Register, September 21, 2010

"The Wooden Floor Holds its 27th Annual Concert" - Orange County Register, June 14, 2010

"An Open Space" - Coast Magazine, June 2010

"A Day in the Life of Melanie Rios Glaser" - Coast Magazine, May 2010

"Dancing for the Stars" - Orange County Register, January 16, 2010

"Paso a paso al éxito" - La Opinion, January 13, 2010

"The Wooden Floor" - Flaunt Magazine, January 11, 2010

 

2009

"Saint Joseph Ballet now The Wooden Floor" - Orange County Register, October 22, 2009

"Saint Joseph Ballet Changes Name to The Wooden Floor" - Los Angeles Times, October 24, 2009