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GreeleyArtsmeanBusinessGreeleyrodartedaNCersForalmost20yearstheodarteDancersofGreeleyhavetaughtkidsandadultstoenjoytheheritageoffolkdanceswhichhavetheirorigininvariousregionsofMexico.Thegroupbeganwiththerealizationthatmanypeoplecouldnotaffordsomeoftheactivitiesthatthesocietyoffers.Organizersofferachancetobepartofthegroupforonly5perfamilyperyear.AdultsandchildrenalikeperformfolkloricdanceswhichoriginatedinplaceslikeYucatanJaliscoSinaloaVeraCruzandMichoacan.PartoftheperformancesarethecolorfultraditionalgarbwhichsometimesincludeflowingdressesandAztecinfluences.Thegroupmakesalotofthecostumesitselfalthoughitsvolunteersalsoapplyforgrantstomaketheprogrampossible.x1cThegreatthingabouttheDanceCollectiveisthatitisdesignedfordancerswhoareoutofhighschoolwhootherwisewouldnx19thaveanopportunity.x1dx13VickkiKlingmanBoardMemberandDancerwithColoradoDanceCollectiveDoesnotincludeticketrevenue.FEAMEWithonly15ofourcivicandnon-profitorganizationsreportingtheirfiguresfortheSeptember2010throughAugust2011seasontheircombinedtotalsforthatyearequalAttendance2778152ales2817689Expenses14243887ThosefiguresusingAmericansfortheArtsandEconomicProsperityCalculatorcomputationstellusTotalIndustryImpactTotalExpenditures20536397FTEJobs606.3HouseholdIncome11919132ocalGovernmentevenue7357972tateGovernmentevenue8477152MEEE0T2ECIFIC2Beyondtheincomeandexpensesoftheorganizationsthemselvesvisitordollarscomeintothecommunitybecauseofdestinationevents.SampletourismfiguresasreportedbytheGreeleyChamberofCommerce10CGreeleyJazzFestival450000GreeleyBluesJam270000HighlainsChautauqua350000Artsicnicwithoutlodging13500002tampedewithoutlodging902070