As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, I see the challenges my students face both in and out of the classroom every day.
For the past several years, my students have not had any performing arts education- no dance, no instrumental music, no choir, no theater.
For students that will not experience these classes outside of school, this is unacceptable. I have been working with all of my students to grow them as both artists and citizens. They will be given the opportunity to create, perform, respond, and connect dance to their everyday lives in order for personal growth.
Dance education in our school is vital - it gives my students a space to create, express, and explore their personal interests. With your help, my students will be able to experience and thrive through a quality arts education.
This past school year, my dance students have engaged in numerous dance performances in and around our school community. Instead of just having a dance ensemble, I have decided to create a Dance Team to let students further pursue their passions. This team will compete in dance within and around our Newark community. These donations would help the dance team students look and perform their best at their upcoming dance competitions and events.
Providing students with basic dance necessities will ensure their success in dance education and beyond.
In this project, I am asking for basic ballet slippers and leotards so that students look and feel their best during team performances. These students deserve to look like the talented individuals that they truly are and investing in these students will encourage them to pursue their passion in dance for years to come.
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