Charity Details

Dancing with Class

Donate to a ballroom dance scholarship program for children from under-resourced parts of Chicago.

Issue Area: Arts, Culture, Humanities , Education
Non-profit Status: 501(c)3
Mission:
Dancing With Class™ is built on a fundamental belief in the power of dance to build and strengthen communities, to bring people of all socio-economic backgrounds together, to do something that brings joy and strengthens respect for self and others. As part of May I Have This Dance™, we are guided by the mission of enhancing each individual’s life through the joy of dance. By working in schools, we have the opportunity to plant seeds of interest and self-discovery. We envision a world where respecting others is second nature for all, and expressing joy through movement is a natural part of life.
Specific Needs:
Dancing With Class™ is the youth outreach division of May I Have This Dance™ (ballroom dance studio), and is Chicagoland's leading provider of in-school and after-school dance programs. Through our innovative social and multi-cultural dance curriculum, we bring the Art & Etiquette of Dance into the lives of young people. We offer flexible options and work closely with each school partner to design a program that aligns with Common Core Standards in the areas of language arts and social science, as well as addressing key physical education, fine arts and Social Emotional Learning goals. Participants see outstanding growth in the areas of: Social awareness Cultural sensitivity Confidence Creativity Care and consideration for others Teamwork

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