Dance Studio for At-Risk Community in Houston, TX

$15,000 goal

Campaign created 6 months ago
The Art Dance Academy is a dance studio dedicated to the dance art form and instruction of dance for children and adults in the third ward community in Houston, Texas at an affordable cost. The third ward community is a historical community previously known for fine arts and cultural awareness. Currently, the third ward community is a fine arts desert with no accessibility or availability to studios that promote the arts. 

The Art Dance Academy seeks to become an alternative outlet other than the normal extracurricular activities such as football, baseball, and basketball for low to moderate income level, under-served and underprivileged kids, teens, and adults. Our hope is to expose this demographic to an art form where they can experience dance in a fun–fulfilled and relaxing atmosphere. We will offer professional dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop as well as fitness class to promote healthy living. Our owner, Johari Williams is an experienced dancer that received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She was a child dance performer beginning at age three until the age of twenty-eight when she began teaching. Being a product of the third ward community; she has a passion to revitalize the desire, discipline, and love of the dance art form back into the community that first exposed it to her.

The Art Dance Academy is looking to open beginning Fall 2019. The funds raised would help to secure a LLC license, purchase promotion and marketing material, establish a company website, secure a building for lease by providing the deposit and purchase equipment such as a dance floor, dance barres and mirrors. 

The support of the generous donations will mean so much to The Art Dance Academy and the third ward community. They will allow the community to benefit from the dance lessons we offer by expanding their creativity, increasing their learning abilities and promoting active lifestyles. They will be able to express themselves freely and provide a safe haven for their expression. Children will be able to learn techniques that can later propel them to being dance professionals and choreographesr and give them other avenues to pursue in the future. Adults who seek our services can enhance their quality of life by increasing their physical activity and enjoying the fun atmosphere.

No donation is too big or too small and we thank you in advance for your consideration and help.
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$15,000 goal

Campaign created 6 months ago
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