WISH LIST: $100: 1 month of snacks for an after-school program; $500: 2 weeks of summer camp for 1 student; $1000: free after-school dance instruction twice a week for 1 student all year
A leader in high-quality arts programming for our city's most at-risk students, CityDance has introduced music, movement, and inspiration to tens of thousands of DC-area children. Students ages 3 to 88 explore ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop in over 70 studio classes. CityDance Early Arts sparks an early love of dance through arts-integrated school residencies, and after-school and summer camp programs in local communities where the arts are least accessible and affordable. Now in its seventh year, the flagship DREAM program combines dance and service projects, teaching young dancers at eight public schools to become advocates for change in their communities and in their own lives: students have testified before the DC Council on one day, and performed at the Washington Wizards half-time show on another. Quite simply, CityDance teaches not only pirouettes and arabesques, but self-confidence, teamwork, and creativity. A 2010 recipient of the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Arts Education, CityDance is truly committed to innovative performance and outreach. Your support keeps our culture alive and our children dancing.