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Ms. Case from Wilmington CA is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Freakers into Freds and Gingers

The cost of the one hour/once per week dance workshop for 25 weeks is $2023, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $2,053 goal

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Supervise a typical formal high school dance, and this is what you will observe: elegantly attired teenagers standing in lines gyrating against each other in what they refer to as "freak dancing" or more bluntly, "humping." Not a pretty site! Imagine instead the same formally clad teenagers gracefully fox-trotting or waltzing across the dance floor. Experience has shown me that if we teach them, they will waltz... Last year, for an end-of-the-term pilot project, I hired Michael Miller, a ballroom dance teacher, to bring a little bit of refinement to our dances. For one month he taught our students the basics of ballroom. And surprise, surprise...at the last dance of the year our students enthusiastically incorporated East Coast Swing, Nightclub Two Step and even the Cha Cha into their once limited repertoire. (I have also learned from experience that if a teacher slips a CD to a DJ, he will play it...) A survey of the students indicated that 82% of our 300 students wish to continue with dance lessons; I would like to offer them the opportunity this year. I teach English and coordinate the AVID program at our small middle college high school. Because we are so small, we have no elective offerings in the arts. Students who wish to take them must do so at the junior college with which we are affiliated (Harbor College). I would happily volunteer to supervise and assist with instructing ballroom dance classes after school, once a week for an hour for the rest of the school year. (My reward will be to chaperone an elegant--instead of vulgar--winter formal, homecoming, and prom.) The cost of hiring a professional ballroom dance is a small price to pay to transform freakers into Freds and Gingers.

Ms. Case
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Visitor Total
Michael Miller, ballroom dance instructor (Ballroom dance instruction, once per week, one hour per week, after school (3-4:00)) $1,625.00

Visitor cost

$1,625.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$40.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$1,683.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$369.45

Total project goal

$2,052.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,052.50

3 Donors

-$1,963.89

Donations toward project cost

-$1,683.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$280.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$88.61

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$0.00

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