Help Us Keep Reaching!

Charlotte Ballet

100% of $6,451
$0 of $6,451 to go
Terms and Conditions

About This Project

Hi. I’m a second-year student in NCDT REACH!, a very special dance program near my school. I love to dance! I dream about becoming a ballerina, and getting to dance makes me work harder in school. I am very excited I got selected to be a part of this wonderful program!

I take two dance classes every week – one where I learn ballet and another where I learn jazz dance. I love learning beautiful steps from my ballet teacher!  She makes it look so easy, and she’s been practicing since she was my age! I also like my jazz class. Our jazz dance teacher teaches us so many fun movements!   

My dance teachers are the BEST! They also go to other REACH! centers every week. Without our teachers, me and my REACH! friends wouldn’t get these wonderful classes so close to our schools.

Thank you for helping us learn from such great dance teachers! You help us keep reaching!

Project Budget:

$2,800 supports one REACH! ballet instructor teaching one class at each of the four locations each week during the 18 weeks of the second semester

And $2,880 supports a jazz and world dance instructor each teaching at two of the four REACH! centers, during the 18 weeks of the second semester

$691.20 will cover power2give administrative costs for ASC for this project

Our total costs: $6,451.20

What is NCDT REACH!? The NCDT REACH! program makes quality dance training accessible to minority, male and female children, with evidenced financial need and little if any previous dance experience, who demonstrate a natural talent for movement and the potential to be trained in dance. The program provides children the opportunity to access professional dance instruction and high quality dance training in their neighborhoods. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, our program partner, provides space for all REACH! dance classes in four recreation centers in geographically diverse areas of Charlotte. Students receive dance attire, transportation and participate in performance experiences, free of charge, promoting self-esteem, discipline, a strong work ethic and an appreciation for the arts.

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Donor Benefits

ALL donors receive recognition on Dance Theatre’s website and a thank you from the NCDT REACH! Program Director

Donate $80 to provide one ballet, jazz or world dance teacher to teach two REACH! classes and receive the above, plus a thank you letter from and a photo of two second-year REACH! students.

Donate $160 to provide one ballet teacher to teach all four REACH! classes (one full week of instruction for the100+ students in the NCDT REACH! program) and receive the above, plus an invitation to a REACH! observation week during the year.

Donate $320 to provide one ballet, one jazz AND one world dance teacher to teach eight REACH! classes (one full week of instruction for the 100+ students in the NCDT REACH! program) and receive all of the above, plus special invitations to the REACH! Program Year-End Student Performance and a 2012-13 Dance Theatre Sneak Preview.