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Ms. Todras from Brooklyn NY is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing West Africa to Brooklyn Through Dance and Drums!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn West African Dance from an amazing dancer and accompanist.

  • $1,684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are so special because they come from such diverse backgrounds, yet come together each week in dance class to create amazing, collaborative work. Our student body is made up of students with Hispanic, Arabic, African American, Asian, Indian and European backgrounds. We also have a large population of students considered high-poverty.

Our urban neighborhood is lined with cement sidewalks, so enjoying performing arts classes during the day is often a diversion from everyday city life and academia.

I ask all students in dance class to challenge their own effort and creativity more each week, and I often find that many students find success and satisfaction in their creative work while they might struggle more in an academic setting.

My students are hard-working and kind, dedicated and purposeful. I'd love to be able to offer them the entire world of dance; performances and workshops and world travels to see and learn all about dance all around the globe. My students are deserving of the best arts education possible.

My Project

At our school, we have students with backgrounds from all over the world. In dance class, we try to learn about the cultures of all of our students. Having a West African dance teacher and drummer come to our school will be magical for our African American students an all their classmates, as well.

A partnership with Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation will be giving our students the opportunity to learn West African dance through a master dancer and educator, accompanied by a professional drummer.

My students will hear the stories, learn the steps, and understand the importance of the drumming.

I am so excited to bring Asase Yaa to our school and offer a beautiful look into West African culture and tradition. I know my students will love every moment of this experience, building respect for world cultures and diverse teachers as they enjoy their dance classes.

Ms. Todras
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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28 donors28 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation $1,380.00

Visitor cost

$1,380.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,430.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$252.48

Total project goal

$1,683.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,683.18

28 Donors

-$1,639.80

Donations toward project cost

-$1,430.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$209.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.38

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$0.00

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