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Mrs. Ruble from Baton Rouge LA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

5-6-7-8 Tap!

Help me give my students new tap shoes so that they have the opportunity to learn this classic American Dance style. They will also have the materials to take their costumes on the road!

  • $2,053 goal

This project expired on November 22, 2019.

This project expired on November 22, 2019.

Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My students are beautiful, creative beings that attend an Arts Integration Magnet School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are fortunate enough to receive classes in dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music, visual art and physical education each week.

In my class, students work hard on becoming not just dancers, but creators of their own truth in movement.

They learn how to use their bodies to express themselves, how to work well with others, how to give and receive feedback, and how to perform in front of an audience.

The joy that emanates from these children when they create something that is really true to themselves is simply beautiful to watch.

My Project

My students will use these tap shoes to learn this classic American Dance Style. They will focus on tap dance for 1 Quarter each year from 3rd through 5th grade.

Tap dance is not only a fantastic dance skill, it develops the brain in a way that benefits children's reading and math abilities.

When they are creating rhythms with both sides of the body, they are creating synapses that allow the brain to better comprehend what they are reading.

Students at our school also have the opportunity to take their show on the road! The traveling duffel bag will keep our shoes and costumes safe as we travel, and the large curtain will allow us to cover the mirror so our performance is stage-ready!

Mrs. Ruble
Never Before Funded Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Leo Women's Slip-ON Jazz TAP Dance Shoe, Black, 8 Medium US • Amazon Business $85.00 4 $340.00
Leo Women's Slip-ON Jazz TAP Dance Shoe, Black, 5 Medium US • Amazon Business $50.20 4 $200.80
Coolaroo Exterior Roller Shade, Cordless Roller Shade with 90% UV Protection, No Valance, (6' W X 6' L), Mocha • Amazon Business $48.59 4 $194.36
Leo Women's Slip-ON Jazz TAP Dance Shoe, Black, 4 Medium US • Amazon Business $51.55 3 $154.65
Leo Girls' Slip-ON Jazz TAP Dance Shoe, Black, 3 Medium US Little Kid • Amazon Business $71.87 2 $143.74
Theatricals Adult Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes T9100BLK07.0 Black 7 M US • Amazon Business $30.50 4 $122.00
Theatricals Adult Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes T9100BLK09.0 Black 9 M US • Amazon Business $30.50 4 $122.00
Theatricals Adult Neoprene Insert Tap Shoes T9100BLK06.0 Black 6 M US • Amazon Business $30.50 4 $122.00
EcoGear 28 Inch Wheeled Duffel with Garment Rack, Black • Amazon Business $117.63 1 $117.63
GigaTent Privacy Portable pop up pod for Camping, Biking, Toilet, Shower, Beach and Changing Room Black • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99

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