We believe that dance education can play a significant role in reducing bullying among children and adolescents. Through dance, individuals learn teamwork, empathy, and social skills, which can improve their ability to interact positively with their peers. Dance classes also provide a safe and inclusive environment for students to express themselves freely, without fear of judgment or ridicule. This can boost their confidence, self-esteem, and sense of belonging, reducing the likelihood of them becoming targets of bullying.

Additionally, dance education can foster a culture of respect and kindness, with teachers and students modeling and promoting positive behaviors, attitudes, and values. By instilling these principles in our students, A Star Society creates a more supportive, inclusive, and compassionate community, where bullying is less likely to occur or be tolerated. A Star Society promotes these values in our School Hip Hop Workshops and community initiatives like flash mobs and performances.

Flash mobs

Students from High School High and Freestyle Fridays helped bring awareness of these messages by performing in anti-bullying flash mobs throughout the lower mainland.

These flash mobs, choreographed by by Jheric Hizon and directed by Anita Perel-Panar, continue to inspire viewers on YouTube, influencing and affecting over 1.3 million people worldwide.

Heart Mind Body

The Heart Mind Body performance crew is a diverse group of dancers who met through our High School High and Freestyle Fridays programs.

Together they created, choreographed, and performed an anti-bullying message to the poem “Instructions for a Bad Day” by Canada’s world-renowned poet, Shane Koyczan. This has been performed many times for thousands of people, notably for TEDxKids@BC, the Dalai Lama Centre conference, and many YouTube views.