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Support Will.I.DANCE mission in THE BRONX

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January 10, 2023

"Support and KEEP the future of dance in The Bronx!"

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy and self-expression that comes with dance. For children in low-income communities, access to high-quality arts programs can be limited. We need your help in continuing to provide an affordable and inclusive dance program for youth in The Bronx.






Your donation will help keep our program running and continue to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. Research has shown that participation in arts programs like ours can improve self-esteem, academic performance, and even physical health. But the benefits go beyond that. Dance is a powerful tool for self-expression and storytelling, and we want to give every child the chance to discover the beauty and power of their voice.

We need your help to make this possible. Every donation, big or small, helps us to bring the joy of dance to more young people in The Bronx. With your support, we can help more young people discover their passion and potential through dance.

Donate today and be a part of creating a brighter future for the youth of The Bronx.

August 12, 2022

SPONSOR A STUDENT
GOAL: 20 Sponsors

After a successful 1st year in our studio space and Annual showcase in June, we’ve had an increase in local families' interest in enrolling their children in our program.

Our goal for the 2022 fall semester is to secure sponsors for 20 students. Your sponsorship will cover the monthly fees ($40) for a student for the semester and allow them the opportunity to participate in our program.

Here’s how you can help us reach our goal:
1. Individual Sponsor
2. Group/Team – Raise funds as a group to sponsor a student(s). You can represent a company, school, church or local organization to rally funds for sponsorship.

GOAL: Secure 20 Student Sponsorships

SPONSOR ONE (1) STUDENT:
Full Year: September - June
Sponsor; $400
($40 monthly; September- June)
•Fees covered for a semester
Sponsor gift:
•T-shirt (1), Mask (1)
• One (1) Front Row Ticket to Annual showcase

Partial Year: September - January
Sponsor; $200
($40 monthly; September - January)
•Fees covered for a semester
Sponsor gift :
•T-shirt (1)
• One (1) Ticket to Annual showcase

Monthly: September - January
Sponsor; $40 monthly
(2 months deposit; $80)
Sponsor gift:
•T-shirt
• One (1) Ticket to Annual showcase

Your support is meaningful to the work we do. Together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of youth in The Bronx. Please sponsor a student today.



June 9, 2022 - Update


Welp, we did it. In September 2021, we obtained our studio in The Bronx, which was a huge accomplishment. Now that we're here, we want to stay. Please help us to keep our studio so we may continue to provide affordable dance classes to our current students and youth in The Bronx. Our program provides at-risk youth of The Bronx with a creative, inclusive and safe space to be themselves without the pressures of outside influences (Social media, peer pressure...), encouraging an active lifestyle.











Previous (2018 - 2019)

WILL•I•D.A.N.C.E (Discipline. Achievement. Nurture. Character. Excellence.) is the passion project created by two inner-city Bronx women, who know first hand what the long-term impact of strong, positive female role models within our communities can be. 

Since 2016, W•I•D has utilized space in Manhattan to teach dance classes to young ladies, ages 6-16, from The Bronx. We currently teach 4 disciplines; African, Caribbean, Ballet/Lyrical and Hip-hop. Each class is 60 minutes and includes nurturing lessons in personal development areas such as self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution and teamwork. Our program engages youth and their families, to create a safe space both in our studio and at home, where self-expression and discipline help build confidence and a positive self image.




We are raising money to open a studio in the The Bronx to better serve our community and continue our mission of "Building & strengthening the character of youth by fostering creative development and self-expression through *D.A.N.C.E.” The Bronx has the some of worst health statistics in NYC in poverty, lack of education, and childhood obesity according to NYS Department of Health. Coupled with a high population of low-income residents, without programs like ours this trend will only continue. A space in The Bronx will increase our presence, allowing us to provide more classes and services encouraging a healthy lifestyle, and providing a positive activity to “at-risk" youth. Additionally, it will allow easy access to a community where “carfare” is one of the biggest barriers to participation because finances should never dictate our youth’s ability to better themselves.




Our goal of $100,000 will be used for construction, designing and renovation of a space and purchase of supplies (mirrors, floors, bars,etc...) to turn our space into a optimal, safe dance studio for conducting classes. 

Check out our website will.i.dance.com and also social media on Instagram @will_i_dance_ and Facebook @Will.I.Dance1 .


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Donations 

  • Jeneen Reid-Graham
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Thaiasia Johnson
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 1 yr
  • DeVante Furs
    • $30 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 1 yr
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Subira Williams
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New York, NY

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