• Em's Spotlight
  • June 5, 2015

Bringing the joy of dance to those of limited opportunities in the urban core of Kansas City, in turn, providing a boost to self worth, a creative way to exercise, exposure to the arts and a foundation for life and learning.

Have You Ever Dreamed You Were a Star?

Carrying On a Dream

Many children in the Kansas City Metro area have that very dream. Emily Silverman did and was able to take dance classes during her childhood. She  realized that not all children could afford to dance. She had big plans to offer dance to children with limited opportunities. Emily was unable to follow through with her dream when a car accident cut her life short. Her family continued her dream by creating Em’s Spotlight.

For over 10 years Em’s Spotlight has made those dreams a reality for families of limited means. Serving over 600 people a year through 7 programs, Em’s Spotlight provides, exercise, creativity, exposure to the arts and a boost to self esteem – all fun and free of charge.

The excitement in the dancer’s eyes, the confidence in their dancing, and the pride they exhibit while they perform for their families all confirm the volunteer hours, the time spent on costumes and dance lessons is well worth the effort.

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We Offer Classes for

  • Children with Special Needs
  • Adults with Special Needs
  • Children
  • Senior Citizens in the Inner City Area

Each student has access to costumes through our dance attire loan program. We also lend our attire, including shoes, out to church groups and schools. At the end of each program, the students get to perform in front of their family and friends.

The positive outcomes of Em’s Spotlight go much further than learning to dance… Children have found confidence, the hurt have found healing, and families have been brought back together. This is why Em’s spotlight means so much to us and those we serve.

Thank you for supporting Em’s Spotlight.

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A bit late posting, but The Scooter Rally Fundraiser put on by Outstanding Warrants was so much fun along with being successful. Thanks to a wonderful group of scooter riders for helping Em's Spotlight's kids dreams come true. We even had a rider from IL bring us costumes! Next year there will be a bigger and better banquet for not only scooter riders but for us (like more around me when on the street) who don't ride. ... See MoreSee Less

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Em's Spotlight shared SASS-MoKan - Suicide Awareness Survivor Support's event. ... See MoreSee Less

Hope for the Holidays

November 18, 2017, 1:30pm - November 18, 2017, 3:30pm

We know the holidays can be especially difficult. Please join us for an afternoon designed to help families during the holiday season.

Becky Franklin is our featured speaker. Her topic is going to b...

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So Excited! Tonight is the official start of the Outstanding Warrants Scooter Club Fundraiser for Em's Spotlight! It is so much fun that people came in early Thursday to start the fun! I'll post pics later. ... See MoreSee Less

OWSC 4.5 Fundraiser Rally for Em's Spotlight-

September 29, 2017, 6:00pm - October 1, 2017, 9:00pm

Dancers on the Lost Trails! 2017- Our 4th year!
A Scooter Rally with rides, t-shirts, a raffle and a Banquet dinner. We will have fun while we rasie money for this wonderful charitable foundation her...

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Guess who will be going to Wednesday dance classes...Jack get your dancing shoes ready. ... See MoreSee Less

When all those Salsa dance lessons pay off... 😂

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