Top Hat Talent Performing Arts Studio Finds Ways to Give back to the Community
November is the month of giving and Top Hat Talent Performing Arts Studio is participating in several ways.
They are doing a sock drive for the Rob Liddell Foundation as well as providing for two or three of the boys new outfits or their needs. Top Hat Talent is a drop off site for the “Toy Store,” an event where parents can purchase new toys and gently used books for a discounted price to provide for their children.
Top Hat Talent also provides a dance class once a month for an Adult Daycare that has adults who have different needs, so they can have the opportunity to learn new dances and have fun. They have gone to schools, daycares and girl scout troops. In the summer, they invite the daycares to join them as well.
Owner, Nikki Braun, said she never takes one second for granted. “Having a small business is exhausting and hard and a struggle every day. Although it is countless hours blood, sweat, tears, energy that kind of thing. I still know I am lucky it survived all this time.” She said.
“We go into schools because if it wasn’t for south Oklahoma City and Moore schools, we wouldn’t have a dance family. So I’m super lucky and I am grateful and so anything we can do in any small portion or large portion, we’re down to do every single time.” Braun said.
Top Hat Talent Performing Arts Studio staff members and past dancers said that the atmosphere is more like a family. “We try and get to know all the kids on an individual level and just push them to be their best in everything. We want to genuinely them, know what’s going on in their life outside of dance and really mentor the kids and have good relationships with them.” Courtney Mckee, a dance teacher, said.
Top Hat Talent will continue to try to give back to the community as much as they can every year because it is important to them and their dance family.