Year:   

2009

Grant Category:   

Culture

Organization:

Ballet East Dance Company

Project Title:

Eastside Dance Academy

Grant Amount:

$102,000

The Eastside Dance Academy program is a two-year program that will create a structured and transformative dance program at Eastside Memorial High School. The program will help draw and hold approximately 400 students in school by offering them the opportunity to connect to a positive group activity, attract attention by acquiring the self-discipline, skills, and confidence to perform, and help them see and plan beyond their present circumstances. Dance professionals who have made important careers for themselves will provide instruction in contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and theater dance, and students will work toward presenting their own performances. Additional instruction in nutrition, fitness, and health, together with etiquette and comportment as audience members, performers, partners, and in groups will be provided as additional opportunities.

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