Chic Moves

Dancing Through the Curriculum educates and empowers minority girls through exposure to the art of dance.

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Project Description

Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC) brings dance classes to you!

Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC) would like to kick-off our Chic Moves Campaign to provide girls from under-served areas, access to dance. 

Why We're Raising Money

For over 7 years, Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC) has served young girls in the Nashville community through after-school tutoring, summer programs, and dance classes in local community centers. We have reached over 100 participants with the support of local foundations and state/city agencies. 

With the increasing cost of studio rental/lease, many dance organizations are being forced to raise tuition costs in order to support daily operations and maintain a quality staff.  This negatively impacts dancers from low-income families.  The median family income in Tennessee is $48,547, with the average cost for after-school tutoring $15,000/yr and studio dance classes being $3,000/year. That's almost 40% of one family's income!  Our goal is to raise $10,000 in three months to provide full scholarships to 12 young girls from families earning below the average median income in Nashville, TN.   

Where the Money is Going

Your contribution will help us…

  • Purchase dance attire for 12 dancers from under-served communities.
  • Provide weekly ballet, tap, hip hop, tumbling, modern, and contemporary dance experiences for under-served girls in Nashville, TN schools and community centers.
  • Cover overhead costs, associated with studio rent, so we can continue to carry out our mission of educating and empowering girls through dance.

We are eternally grateful for your support of Dancing Through the Curriculum, for spreading the word about our project, and for helping us to bring this vision to life.  By contributing to this campaign and sharing the campaign with your friends and family, you are bringing the joy of dance to young girls who may not be able to afford the art of dance. 

Updates

The Project FAQs

What is Dancing Through the Curriculum (DTC)?

We are a nonprofit dance organization that has been in existence for over 5 years, reaching girls considered at-risk through dance and after-school tutoring at local schools and community centers.  

What age group is Dancing Through the Curriculum designed for?

We have programs for girls ages 3-14, and offer an assistant teacher program for older teens (15-18). 

When will the dance season start and end?

We follow our local school schedule.  As a result, the dance season starts in August and ends in May.

How often are classes held?

Classes are held for participants 2-3 times a week.

Can I volunteer to help instead of giving money?

Yes! We need volunteers for our Dance Classes, Girl Talk Sessions, and Book Club! Visit our website and provide us with your contact info.

 

Do you accept students in your dance classes with special needs or learning differences?

Dancing Through the Curriculum provides dance to ALL students.  Ashley has experience teaching students with a wide variety of special needs, and is happy to individualize instruction to help your student be successful.  If you or your student has a particular special need, learning difference, physical disability, health issue, or behavioral concern, please contact us before or during enrollment to discuss how we can best accommodate them and ensure accessibility.  

 

 

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All the above, two free tickets to a LIVE student performance, meet and greet backstage pass and recognition during the annual Smart Moves summer showcase.

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Sugar Momma

All the above, 5 years of free tickets to every showcase, recognition inside our monthly newsletter, a dance dedicated to you or a legendary woman on your choice at our annual showcase, name recognition in all of our email newsletters and performance programs for the year.

 

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$20
Goal Digger

Personal letter from our director, digital newsletter, end of the year tax statement and invitation to donor appreciation event.

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$50
Slay Sister

All the above, two free tickets to a LIVE student performance, meet and greet backstage pass and recognition during the annual Smart Moves summer showcase.

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$100
Funds Hun

All the above, an Official “I Support Chic Moves” T-shirt and personalized letter from our students.

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$500
Sugar Momma

All the above, 5 years of free tickets to every showcase, recognition inside our monthly newsletter, a dance dedicated to you or a legendary woman on your choice at our annual showcase, name recognition in all of our email newsletters and performance programs for the year.

 

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