About me & Current Projects

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Andi CrawfordAndi Crawford  

What I’m working on these days:

Happendance, Inc. Resource Choreographer at Happendance, now celebrating a 40 year legacy as a professional dance company and school.  Responsible for new business development and positioning the organization for growth including support for:

  • Opening of Happendance Exchange Lansing
  • Development of Happendance Heals
  • Expansion of the Happendance Education Exchange to include the CCEPA (College and Career Explorations in the Performing Arts) Symposium a six month program beginning in January and culminating in a regional tour to academic and commercial performing arts centers of excellence.
  • Expansion of DANCE Lansing
  • Expansion of Impulse Student Company
  • Expansion of program offerings at Happendance School

Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH)

Neighborhood Resource Coordinator, City of Lansing

  • Develop and coordinate resources for Neighborhood leaders throughout the City of Lansing.
  • Coordinate the LiNCS (Leaders in Neighborhood & Community Service) Coalition
  • Oversee the Cities of Service Love Your Block 3 year program and develop additional funding to support the project.  Learn more at Lansing Love Your Block

Content Development to Celebrate Natural Born Movers®

  • Working with the team to develop more Dance-A-Long books, products, music & trainings to celebrate and support Natural Born Movers™
  • New training development for teachers/coaches/parents in delivering content through movement.
  • Look for new books published in 2017!

How can we work together to build healthy communities?

20 thoughts on “About me & Current Projects

  1. Kristy

    Andi-all I can say is WOW! What a great idea, and it is spreading to so many places. They couldn’t have a better trainer, or someone who understands people better. I will keep checking to see where you go next.

  2. Leslely Kovacs

    Andi, Very impressive. You’re energy is very contagious! I’m glad to say I know you! Thanks for bringing me in. I love teaching Enhance Fitness!

  3. Cindi

    Very cool! I love all the personal touch and stories about the places you’ve been. It’s great to see someone special have such an impact on so many people, and I never realized this was something you started yourself – way to go Andi! Thanks for sharing, maybe we should do this at my church when the Detroit area picks it up.

  4. andicrawford

    Thanks everyone. Cindi, I didn’t actually start it myself. I was just very fortunate to be at the development of this in Michigan at the same time we were applying for a large CDC grant in this state. The opportunity arose and I’m happy to be a part of this great program.

  5. andicrawford

    Beatriz it was a pleasure working with you this week. I look forward to hearing about the success of your program!

  6. Tammi

    Hey Andi remember me? Tammi from Broken Bow Oklahoma, karoake? lol…I didnt know you moved to Florida until I got to McAlester for our LLLS refresher and I asked about you….looks like your doing good I will try to stay in closer contact

  7. andicrawford

    Hi Tammi! Of course I remember you from Oklahoma. Great times at Karoke–I tell that story a lot about studying for the practical on the dance floor! Hope all is well 🙂

  8. georgianna oconnor

    Hi Andi,

    I took your class yesterday and what an inspiration you are. I’m so motivated to start helping my fellow senior citizens to have a better quality of life thanks to the Enhance Fitness Program.

  9. andicrawford

    Hi Georgianna! It was great having you in class last week. You will be a great inspiration to those in your community. Congratulations on your decision to become an instructor–have fun!!

  10. andicrawford

    Hi Paige, glad you like it. Where do you teach in Seattle and how long have you been with the program?

  11. Hi Andi! I happened upon your post in LinkedIn. I didn’t realize you’d returned to Michigan. I’ve been wondering why I didn’t see you during my drive into the Y. Very happy for you and wish you all the very best!

  12. Melissa Mishoe

    Hi Andi. I am a member of the Central Florida YMCA. I emailed you some time ago because I saw in a Broward County Y something about swim suit donations for needy children when I was visiting my daughter in South Florida. Recently I learned you are in Michigan. I spent many summers in Charlevoix and learned from my mother the history of the Charlevoix Area Community Pool, have been swimming there, and am impressed with the scope of services including but not limited to providing swim lessons for school children and accomodating disabled clients with both pvc wheelchairs and a ramp entry into the pool the pool provides in a small community where the danger of drowning is ever present and the opportunity for learning to swim outdoors is limited to the summer months. Do you know of it?

  13. Chris–great to hear from you. Yes, one of our favorite sayings “Motion is Lotion” and so appropriate during April–Arthritis Awareness Month!! Hope all is well with you–Andi

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