Friday, December 12, 2008

DC Charity Spotlight: Dance Place. Put them on your holiday philanthropic giving list!

Dance Place

$100: a 10-week scholarship to attend after-school dance classes;
$500: an "inreach" performance for a local school;
$1500: 1 full scholarship to Dance Place summer camp

In its permanent home in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast DC, Dance Place is a hub of activity where a 40-week presenting season, a bustling dance school, and a neighborhood cultural center thrive on each others' energy. The complex hosts performances of modern, traditional African, step, tap, and hip hop, often drawing on the 30 local and 3 resident companies that call Dance Place home. It is also a world-class school, supporting everything from pre-professional training for dancers to a full range of courses for kids, including Resident Youth Performing Companies for more serious young dancers. Its Next Generation program offers (free) innovative life skills training, creative academic education, and performing arts experiences that include after-school dance classes and a summer arts camp to at-risk youngsters whose families rely on Dance Place as a second home. Reaching out to DC schools, and bringing youngsters in for free performances, are part of what it means to be engaged in the life of the community. Theater, school, and community resource: this is an extraordinary combination that you can support.
Carla Perlo,
Founder & Director

3225 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

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