Dancing with Class Outreach

    Fostering inclusion, respect and social awareness through the joy of dance.

    All-Stars Holiday Giving

    Give the gift of dance to Chicago Public School students. In 2018, the Dancing with Class All-Stars are planning a "youth teaching youth" program series. Your gift can help make this vision a reality!

     Chicago, IL, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    The DwC All-Star Impact

    The Dancing with Class All-Stars (www.dwcallstars.org) provides free ballroom and social dance training to students from across Chicago, with an emphasis on serving under-resourced communities.  Innovative programs that provide social support and development are increasingly urgent. The All-Stars offers a unique solution by expanding access to an art form and social activity that inherently builds empathy, leadership skills, self-confidence, and open-mindedness.

    "The All-Stars are a fantastic group of young people coming from all over the city, working together to dance, create art, and inspire others. I am able to see their confidence, work ethic, and leadership skills grow through this program. Each session, numerous youth have been able to benefit from this program. Our goal is to be able to continue teaching young people confidence and responsibility through the joys of social dance."
    -- Denita Inez, Director of Outreach

    More than 500 students have been served since inception, representing dozens of Chicago Public Schools across the city. Most DwC All-Stars have been participants in the Dancing with Class – Core Program, which serves 60+ CPS elementary schools and more than 4,000 students per year.

    What Your Contribution Achieves

    The program relies on individual contributions to help these talented kids continue their training and reach their dancing goals.  The All-Stars have many ambitions for 2018, including:

    • Embarking on a Library Performance Tour - to spread the joy of dance to communities throughout Chicagoland
    • Offering "youth teaching youth" community workshops to engage more kids in social dance
    • New costumes, new choreography, new performance opportunities

    All contributions go directly to support the training and development of students in the program and help them achieve the goals outlined above.

    Whether or not you are able to make a financial contribution, we also invite you to join for a night of dancing on Saturday, December 16 at Chicago's May I Have This Dance (5246 N. Elston). Doors open at 7pm for a night of dancing and holiday cheer. Come out to meet and dance with some of the DwC All-Stars!

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     Dancing with Class Outreach is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of  Dancing with Class Outreach must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.




    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $25.00 is tax-deductible.

    Covers the cost of dance convention performance entry fee for 2 children. 
    You receive: Audition-level perks plus 1 May I Have This Dance party pass.


    Donate $10.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Covers 1 day of dance training for 1 child. 
    You receive: Personal thank you and shout out on social media.


    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    Buys costume pieces (tie, vest, dance skirt, hair pieces, etc) for 1 child. 
    You receive: 1 May I Have This Dance $10 class coupon and invites to All-Star events throughout the year.


    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    Covers 1 session of dance training (10 weeks) for 1 child. 
    You receive: Dancer-level perks with 1 additional May I Have This Dance party pass, plus name or business name with link on website for one year.


    Donate $300.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    Covers 1 full year of dance training (3 sessions @ 10 weeks) for 1 child. 
    You receive: Patron-level perks, plus VIP seats at a DwC event of your choosing.


    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    Buys costume pieces (tie, vest, dance skirt, hair pieces, etc) for the entire Dancing with Class All-Stars team. 
    You receive: Director-level perks, plus name or company logo on DwC All-Stars website and 2018 printed promo materials.


    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    Covers one full session of dance training for the entire All-Stars team. 
    You receive: Producer-level perks, plus chance to collaborate with DwC All-Stars Artistic Director to choose a dance style and music selection for an All-Stars performance piece, which can be presented with a special dedication to a person or cause of your choosing.