Hello from Move To Heal South Dakota | July 2021

We're moving and shaking this month! Learn about our upcoming afterschool programming, in the news updates, registration for Experience Healing Arts 2021 and volunteer opportunities. Also, launching this fall our Professional Development Training programs. 

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We've partnered with the
Kid Link Riverside Program powered by Sioux Falls Thrive to offer kids movement and performing arts programming on (3) three upcoming dates: July 27, August 10 and August 24.

Join us on these Tuesday nights from 5-6:30 p.m. CST at the Laura B. Anderson Elementary School playground across from the Sermon on the Mount Mennonite Church (1512 E Mulberry St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103) in Sioux Falls, SD. 

July 27 is a Hawaiian Luau theme at the Kid Link Riverside Program and we have dancers joining us from Balleraena Dance Studio.

5-5:30 p.m.
  • Combo Movement/Mindfulness Class including a warm-up stretch and fun dancing  
5:30-6 p.m.   
  • Healing Performing Arts Mini-Showcase featuring dance artists from Balleraena Dance Studio
  • Brielle Reed, Alexa Rydland, Paris Rasmussen: "Hold Onto Me" choreographed by Raena Rasmussen
  • Anna Foley: "Stay" choreographed by McKenzie Kock
  • Balleraena Rubies Team: performing a Queen medley "Queenz" choreographed by Raena Rasmussen
Register at no cost: Thank you to our Scholarship Sponsor, Sanford Health, for supporting the accessibility of our events by making it possible for attendees to register for FREE! 

Full class descriptions are on the website! Click here to read them!

Aug. 14 | Click to register for Sisseton
Aug. 15 | Click to register for Sioux Falls

We hope that you are able to join us in August! In the meantime, there are meaningful ways you can get involved today:
  1. Share our events on Facebook with your friends: Word of mouth is our greatest advertisement!
  2. Volunteer with us! We are looking to fill shifts in Sisseton and Sioux Falls. Fill out this SURVEY to sign-up and email with any questions. Melissa, our Volunteer Director, will connect with you to confirm your volunteer hours. 
  3. Sponsor the event as our Media Sponsor, Sioux Falls Lunch Sponsor or Giveaway Sponsor. Call 605-661-4645 or email to learn more!
Thank you to our early sponsors: Sanford Health, Limestone Inc., Portfolio Medics, Tanka Bars, and Sweetgrass Soapery for your commitment in supporting Move To Heal South Dakota. 

QUESTIONS: Feel free to email us at or call (605) 661-4645 with any questions. 

Congratulations to our founder, Sydney Bartunek Bender, for receiving a Special Distinction Award at the second annual Sioux Falls Stage Awards! This was a complete surprise during the awards show that filled Sydney will gratitude, joy and energy! Here are a few words from her:

"I was nominated for an outdoor show that had the pure intention of bringing hope and joy to residents in a senior living facility… I planned during Covid for a couple months leading up to the show date and then my grandma Joan who had been struggling with Parkinson’s, pneumonia and onset of dementia passed away a few days before the show date so I was unable to be there physically as I was at her funereal services in Peever / Sisseton area. Lisa Rubin Conlin was my saving grace ensuring that the show on without a hitch both in-person and virtually.

Congratulations to our founder, Sydney Bartunek Bender, for graduating the second cohort of the CO.STARTERS Accelerator Program with Startup Sioux Falls. This experience allowed Sydney to hone in where Move To Heal South Dakota can make the biggest impact in Sioux Falls and across the state. 

Learn about our organizational shift:

At Move to Heal South Dakota we create a safe space for people to experience healing arts.

To us, the healing arts are:

  • Yoga

  • Mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Movement

  • Performing Arts

We also will provide training programs for partner organizations to share the power of movement and mindfulness with the people they serve. These include teachers, coaches, counselors and afterschool providers. 

We focus on:

  • The whole person

  • Trauma-informed strategies 

Move To Heal South Dakota is aiming to become the states premier wellness resource and professional development trainer that in return would equip more children with the social-emotional tools they need to cope through life experiences.

We invite you to support us in our venture forward in becoming our states premier wellness resource to empower self-healing and successful communities.

In addition to grants, peer donations and business sponsorships play a great role in funding our programs. You can help us “get moving” with a donation today! 

Thank you @adayofmindfulness for this fun tile!
Special Thank You to our supporters | Click here to learn more about business partners and sponsors.
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