for the Arts

DASH Center's mission is to provide quality arts education to all people, to create youth programs that directly counteract gang and other negative influences, and to create opportunities for minority artists to showcase their works.

Keeping the Rhythm



From its humble roots with six little girls from Jason Lee and Stewart Middle schools in Tacoma, Washington to now serving more than 500 youth each year, the DASH Center and Reality Check show how positive hip-hop music and dance is a powerful vehicle for change and growth.


“Out of the mouths of babes,”  see how Reality Check and the DASH Center has changed these young people’s lives.


Tremendous thank you to Pacific Lutheran University’s MediaLab.

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