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WOC Latinx Owned Community Dance Studio in SF, CA

Help Rising Rhythm - an organization of 50+ artists from underrepresented backgrounds throughout the Bay Area - secure their dance studio

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Project Description

 

Why 

There is a lack of performance arts spaces here in the Excelsior District of San Francisco. Help our black and brown community get access to quality dance education and youth leadership in Rising Rhythm's new building.

A few members of Rising Rhythm Youth Company's dancers awaiting their face paint for Excelsior District's Dia de los Muertos Celebration

 

What

We are working diligently to solidify a permanent space on Geneva Ave and Naples for our 50+ artists and larger underrepresented community to come back to with proper safety protocol and resources. We aim to have permanent roots in The Excelsior District where we can celebrate the cultural diversity within the E, highlight the uniqueness and authenticity of the dance community in our neighborhood where our founder was born and raised, and  amplify our message with a bigger space and financial support to go deeper into this difficult but rewarding work. 

"We see liquor stores on every corner of our inner-city neighborhood. but we  don't see any many permanent artistic spaces  to help our black and brown community thrive amidst adversity.   We have youth and adults of all ages fighting for their LIVES when they should be fighting to accomplish their DREAMS. We need to shift the positions of power and highlight the power of our youth’s voice through movement and artistic authority."  - Founder Jessica Maria Recinos

 

Our Mission

Image of Rising Rhythm Youth dance company in a group huddle with their instructors before taking the stage

(EST. 2014) Rising Rhythm’s Mission is to be a driving force of inspiration and social change in the bay area community using Dance, music, fashion and artistic expression as the main pipeline. We strive to create works using different processes that allow us to generate new ideas while holding the integrity of our ancestors and master mentors who have paved the way for us. Through this process, we pass down our knowledge and training to our youth company members and open community classes/workshops to cultivate a true arts global family. Rising Rhythm is an emerging Bay Area dance and music performance company for youth and adults.

We believe all people of all ages have the ability to explore and express movement on and off the stage despite any limitations or obstacles they encounter. Rising Rhythm believes in cultivating spaces where we provide mentorship to emerging artists and work with them in fostering their artistic voice.

At Rising Rhythm, we believe in creating spaces where each artist can thrive. Our dancers and musicians go through an intensive training program focusing on choreography, musicality and collaboration. We hold each of our artists to high expectations through a balance of professional rapport and supportive learning environment. Our Rising Rhythm teachers share their knowledge with students in order to foster each unique artistic voice through mentorship.

We collectively channel stories of struggles and victories we all face in our San Francisco and  bay area communities. 

 

A Message from our Founder

image of founder Jessica Maria Recinos Dancing with Rising Rhythm Adult Performance Company Performing at San Francisco Ballet "Sensorium" at war Memorial Opera House in SF, CA
image of Rising Rhythm Founder, Jessica Maria Recinos posing with Rising Rhythm Adult Performance Company Performing at San Francisco Ballet "Sensorium" at war Memorial Opera House in SF, CA

My name is Jessica Maria Recinos. I am 27 years young and an independent, driven Latina entrepreneur who has been actively serving the black and brown community within the Mission and Excelsior District of San Francisco, California through my love for dance and expression. It has been my dream ever since I was 16 yrs old to have my own dance studio for my community to heal through movement. Since 2014, I have been directing my own performance company, Rising Rhythm, from my in home studio, aka my small kitchen! We make it work!

After years of hard work bettering my craft as a movement artist mentor  and dedication to serving  3000+ youth and adults within the past 10 years, I recently was blessed with the opportunity to purchase my building  for Rising Rhythm, in our neighborhood.

Once the Covid19 crisis developed, it jeopardized that possibility.

According to Annalyn Kurtz from CNN Business " Black and Latina women disproportionately work in some of the hardest- hit sectors in the pandemic"

Throughout the hardships of not receiving any new clients, members or resources from the city to keep my program running during COVID19 Shelter in Place, our mission has remained consistent:  to be a driving force of inspiration and social change in the Bay Area using dance, music, fashion and artistic expression as the main pipeline by providing FREE dance classes online to help bring joy during quarantine and donation based youth dance classes per week to help support their mental health and keep them dancing together!

We are calling on YOU to help make our dreams come true!

Become a patron of the arts by investing in Rising Rhythm's future home in the Excelsior District of San Francisco and forever be a part of the legacy that is Rising Rhythm. We intend on beginning the renovation process starting Fall 2021 and  aim to officially open our doors January 2022. 

 With your generosity we can continue focusing on creatively serving our dancers through accessible dance training for all ages, community health and wellness events, scholarships for our youth program trainees, costume materials, and marketing. 

With each obstacle, comes tremendous heart, transformation and gratitude. We are excited for this new journey and can't wait to share it with our community. 

Help us rise to new heights by buying our building!

 

 With gratitude for your support,

Jessica Maria Recinos
Artistic Director
CEO of Rising Rhythm

 

Fundraising Goals

PHASE #1 PURCHASE BUILDING

$250,000 by March 1, 2021 for our down payment and closing costs for the building.

image of 1189 Geneva Ave property where Rising Rhythm is looking to purchase
image of 1189 Geneva Ave property and potential permanent home for Rising Rhythm Studio.

PHASE #2 RENOVATIONS

$250,000 by June 2021 for total estimated construction costs and retrofitting for 2 studios + one black box performance space. (start construction in Sept 2022)

image of 1189 Geneva Ave property where Rising Rhythm is looking to purchase
Image of 1189 Geneva Ave property where Rising Rhythm is looking to purchase

 

PHASE #3 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS

$30,000 by December 2021 for youth company scholarship and Private Training, compensation for contracted teachers and professional guest artists, and a liveable wage for our professional performing artists for 2022.

 

Rising Rhythm Youth Company feeling glamourous during their company photo shoot. Image by Alexa Trevino

 

image of Rising Rhythm Adult Performance Company Performing at San Francisco Ballet "Sensorium" at war Memorial Opera House in SF, CA
Image of Rising Rhythm Adult Performance Company Performing on 24th and Mission BART Plaza for Dia de los Muertos celebration hosted by Dance Mission Theater SF, CA. Photo by Kyle Adler

 

image of Rising Rhythm Adult Performance Company Performing at San Francisco Ballet "Sensorium" at war Memorial Opera House in SF, CA
Image of Rising Rhythm Adult Performance Company on set for the filming of " Selva Bionica" virtual production at Dance Mission Theater SF, CA Photo by Kyle Adler

 

Please consider making a contribution to our growing creative dance familia as we embark on opening up the FIRST dance studio in the Excelsior District of San Francisco for the community with the intent to support and collaborate with legacy businesses and organizations  in the neighborhood! Monetary Contributions will go towards the development of our new building.

 

with your generosity we can continue focusing on creatively serving our dancers through accessible dance training for all ages, community health and wellness events and scholarships for our youth program trainees.  

 

Image of Rising Rhythm Youth Company taking their bow after their exhilarating dance performance during Baile en la Calle hosted by Brava Theater for Women in the Arts!
Cartoon of Rising Rhythm creative dance familia created by Jessenia Rose

 

Contact Us

Jessica Maria Recinos

jessica@risingrhythmsf.com

Follow our journey on our social media platforms  

Instagram @risingrhythmsf RISING RHYTHM SF (@risingrhythmsf) • Instagram photos and videos

Facebook  (4) Rising Rhythm SF | Facebook

website Rising Rhythm – Dance and Music Company (risingrhythmsf.com)

Performances: https://player.vimeo.com/video/394688605

 

Press

SF EXAMINER 2018 Laura Waxmann
https://www.sfexaminer.com/<wbr></wbr>news/excelsior-dance-studio-<wbr></wbr>faced-with-loss-of-its-home/
KRON 4 News2020 Maureen Kelly 
https://www.kron4.com/health/<wbr></wbr>coronavirus/covid-19-relief-<wbr></wbr>package-offers-15-billion-for-<wbr></wbr>struggling-arts-venues/ 
96.5 KOIT Joey Fortman
https://fb.watch/38V7jtjF1_/
Carnaval SF 2020 Rodrigo Duran
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAeD6jwBojO/?igshid=m...
KTVU PLUS SF Loves Learning SFUSD 18:49
(447) SF Loves Learning Show - Tuesday - January 5th, 2021 - YouTube

 



Rising Rhythm is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers Group 501c3

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are the Arts important?

We see liquor stores on every corner of our inner-city neighborhood. but we  don't see any  many permanent artistic spaces  to help our black and brown community thrive amidst adversity.  We have youth and adults of all ages fighting for their LIVES when they should be fighting to accomplish their DREAMS. We need to the positions of power and highlight the power of our youth’s voice through movement and artistic authority.  We are working diligently to solidify a permanent space on Geneva Ave and Naples for our 50+ artists and larger underrepresented community to come back to with proper safety protocol and resources. We aim to have permanent roots in The Excelsior District where we can celebrate the cultural diversity within the E, highlight the uniqueness and authenticity of the dance community in our neighborhood where our founder was born and raised, and  amplify our message with a bigger space and financial support to go deeper into this difficult but rewarding work. 

Where can I learn more about Rising Rhythm's project?

Follow our journey on our social media platforms  

Instagram @risingrhythmsf RISING RHYTHM SF (@risingrhythmsf) • Instagram photos and videos

Facebook  (4) Rising Rhythm SF | Facebook

website Rising Rhythm – Dance and Music Company (risingrhythmsf.com)

 

Where can I read about Rising Rhythm's building purchase?

SF EXAMINER 2018 Laura Waxmann
https://www.sfexaminer.com/<wbr></wbr>news/excelsior-dance-studio-<wbr></wbr>faced-with-loss-of-its-home/
KRON 4 News2020 Maureen Kelly 
https://www.kron4.com/health/<wbr></wbr>coronavirus/covid-19-relief-<wbr></wbr>package-offers-15-billion-for-<wbr></wbr>struggling-arts-venues/ 
96.5 KOIT Joey Fortman
https://fb.watch/38V7jtjF1_/
Carnaval SF 2020 Rodrigo Duran
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CAeD6jwBojO/?igshid=m...
KTVU PLUS SF Loves Learning SFUSD 18:49
(447) SF Loves Learning Show - Tuesday - January 5th, 2021 - YouTube

 

Is Rising Rhythm a Non Profit Organization with 501c3 status?

Rising Rhythm is a fiscally sponsored project of Dancers Group 501c3. Contact Jessica Maria Recinos at jesscia@risingrhythmsf.com to make a 100% tax deductible donation via Dancers Group 501c3. 

 Where is my monetary contribution being distributed into?

  • PHASE #1 PURCHASE BUILDING
  • $250,000 by March 1, 2021 for our down payment and closing costs for the building.
  • PHASE #2 RENOVATIONS
  • $250,000 by June 2021 for total estimated construction costs and retrofitting for 2 studios + one black box performance space. (start construction in Sept 2022)
  • PHASE #3 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS
  • $30,000 by December 2021 for youth company scholarship and Private Training, compensation for contracted teachers and professional guest artists, and a liveable wage for our professional performing artists for 2022.

Do you take cash donations?

If you wish to send a cash donation to Rising Rhythm please contact Jessica Maria Recinos at  jessica@risingrhythmsf.com

Is there a Payback period for donors who contribute to this fundraiser via Ifundwomen?

Donors who wish to contribute to Rising Rhythm's fundraiser via the ifundwomen platform will receive many perks based on the donation tier chosen ( bronze, silver VIP, Gold Elite, Platinum) such as merchandise, discounts on classes, and honorable mentions. If you wish to become an Angel Investor for Rising Rhythm please contact Jessica Maria Recinos at  jessica@risingrhythmsf.com for information about Payback period for your investment. 

How can I follow your fundraising journey ?

We will post updates every week on ifw to keep our donors informed on milestones we have hit to complete this project by January 2022. You can also stay up to date  on our progress by following our journey on our social media. 

 

What COVID 19 safety protocol Does Rising Rhythm Follow?  

All Rising Rhythm training and weekly  classes have been transferred to a virtual platform with occasional outdoor experiences. We work very carefully to ensure the safety of our artists and wider community.  We will ensure our team will maintain a healthy and safe work environment during the build out process of our New Building, 

 

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02/24/2021
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Just Because I Care

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Thank you for your kind donation! we would love to shout you out on our social media! Please provide us with your social media handles so we can show you are immense gratitude! 

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100.00 USD
BRONZE

 Thank you for your bronze contribution! Bronze Donors  will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials. 

31 Supporters
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500.00 USD
SILVER VIP

 Thank you for your generous Silver VIP donation! Silver VIP donors will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials and will have VIP access to Rising Rhythm Studio’s Grand Opening January 2022 and future productions for 2 years! 

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1,000.00 USD
GOLD ELITE

 Thank you for your Generous GOLD ELITE donation! You will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials and will have VIP access to Rising Rhythm Studio’s Grand Opening January 2022 and future productions for 2 years! Silver VIP donors will receive an exclusive merchandise package courtesy of Rising Rhythm Merch Store and 2 free  virtual or in person  private lessons! In Addition, you will receive a personalized thank you video from one of our professional performing artists or youth trainees!

3 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
PLATINUM

 Thank you for your generous platinum donation! Platinum donors will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials and will have VIP access to Rising Rhythm Studio’s Grand Opening January 2022 and future productions. Platinum donors will receive an exclusive merchandise package courtesy of Rising Rhythm's merch store, 2 free in person or virtual private dance lessons & your name engraved  in our Platinum Donors and Angel investors  display case that will last for a lifetime. In Addition, you will receive a personalized thank you video from one of our professional performing artists or youth trainees and be invited to a virtual meet and greet with our company!

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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your donation! 

17 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your kind donation! we would love to shout you out on our social media! Please provide us with your social media handles so we can show you are immense gratitude! 

21 Supporters
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100.00 USD
BRONZE

 Thank you for your bronze contribution! Bronze Donors  will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials. 

31 Supporters
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500.00 USD
SILVER VIP

 Thank you for your generous Silver VIP donation! Silver VIP donors will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials and will have VIP access to Rising Rhythm Studio’s Grand Opening January 2022 and future productions for 2 years! 

2 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
GOLD ELITE

 Thank you for your Generous GOLD ELITE donation! You will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials and will have VIP access to Rising Rhythm Studio’s Grand Opening January 2022 and future productions for 2 years! Silver VIP donors will receive an exclusive merchandise package courtesy of Rising Rhythm Merch Store and 2 free  virtual or in person  private lessons! In Addition, you will receive a personalized thank you video from one of our professional performing artists or youth trainees!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
PLATINUM

 Thank you for your generous platinum donation! Platinum donors will be mentioned in all of our publications, PR & marketing materials and will have VIP access to Rising Rhythm Studio’s Grand Opening January 2022 and future productions. Platinum donors will receive an exclusive merchandise package courtesy of Rising Rhythm's merch store, 2 free in person or virtual private dance lessons & your name engraved  in our Platinum Donors and Angel investors  display case that will last for a lifetime. In Addition, you will receive a personalized thank you video from one of our professional performing artists or youth trainees and be invited to a virtual meet and greet with our company!

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