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Ms. Victorson from Chicago IL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tap Into Learning!

Help me give my students tap shoes so that they can practice their new skills and prepare for performance.

  • $984 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a dance teacher at wonderful neighborhood public elementary school. I teach 500 students a week in PreK - 6th grade and I am working to build a strong dance program. My students represent the many faces of Chicago through a variety of cultural backgrounds and languages. They love to move to music and they want to learn about all kinds of dance genres. Having access to hands on materials helps to boost engagement in dance class.

My third grade dance class is ready to make some noise!

They are open to trying new things and they have already demonstrated kinesthetic and musical ability. So...let's tap!

We are ready to learn about the history of tap, learn some new steps, and create new dances of our own. We will be working on our skills in our weekly class, and preparing for an end of year performance.

My Project

My students will learn to wear, care for, and use their personal pair of tap shoes for weekly dance class. We will explore how to use the different parts of the feet to make sounds and steps. As we progress, we will increase our skill and speed, building dance steps into full dances.

With the proper footwear, my third grade class will be able to experience an authentic tap dance class in the middle of their school day.

They will have a unique sense of ownership of their learning as they use their classroom supplies (shoes) to both imitate and create movement.

Ms. Victorson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
joocare Child Lace up Beginner Tap Dance Shoes Unisex (Toddler/Little Kid) (2M/32, Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 4 $103.96
joocare Child Lace up Beginner Tap Dance Shoes Unisex (Toddler/Little Kid) (2.5M/33, Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 3 $77.97
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK04.0M Black 4 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 3 $73.50
joocare Child Lace Up Beginner Tap Dance Shoes Unisex (Toddler/Little Kid) (1Y, Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Joocare Child Split Sole Beginner Tap Dance Shoes (Toddler/Little Kid) (3M US) Black • Amazon Business $24.90 2 $49.80
Joocare Child Split Sole Beginner Tap Dance Shoes (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid) (3.5 M US Little Kid, Black) • Amazon Business $24.90 2 $49.80
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK06.0M Black 6 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 2 $49.00
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK04.5M Black 4.5 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 2 $49.00
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK06.5M Black 6.5 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 2 $49.00
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK07.0M Black 7 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 2 $49.00
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK05.0M Black 5 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 2 $49.00
Theatricals Child Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500CBLK13.0M Black 13 M US Little Kid • Amazon Business $21.50 2 $43.00
Theatricals Child Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500CBLK13.5M Black 13.5 M US Little Kid • Amazon Business $21.50 2 $43.00
joocare Child Lace up Beginner Tap Dance Shoes Unisex (Toddler/Little Kid) (1.5M/31, Black) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Theatricals Adult Lace Up Tap Shoes T9500BLK07.5M Black 7.5 M US • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50

Materials cost

$788.50

Vendor shipping charges

$5.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$836.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.58

Total project goal

$983.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$983.86

10 Donors

-$623.99

Donations toward project cost

-$569.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.60

match offer

-$313.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$266.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$45.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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