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Help us DANCE to Basel, Switzerland in 2024!!!

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PATHSDANCE is setting off on an extraordinary 10-day journey to Basel, Switzerland, to train under the esteemed guidance of our mentor in dance, Armando Braswell.

A dancer grows in Brooklyn

Born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Armando discovered his true passion for dance at the tender age of 13. His passion was nurtured by his first and enduring mentor, Ms. Marcella Jones. Despite the challenges of his upbringing, Armando used dance as a springboard, catapulting himself from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts to the prestigious Juilliard School, and eventually to stages across the globe as a professional dancer.

Throughout his journey, Armando has stayed closely connected with his roots and his mentor, Ms. Jones. Their shared dream has been to extend the same opportunities he had to other children from his neighborhood. This vision was rekindled in 2022 when Armando returned to East New York, Brooklyn, to teach a masterclass at Paths.

Today, we are seeking your help to turn this shared dream into reality. We aim to take a group of young dancers from PathsDance to Basel, Switzerland. From #BrooklynToBasel - Here, they will train under the inspirational Armando Braswell and immerse themselves in the rich art and culture of Switzerland.


Every dollar you contribute will go directly towards making this transformative experience possible including:

Flights: Round-trip flights for 20 children

Accommodations: Hotel accommodations for 10 nights

Program Fees: Training program fee including all outings and events.

Transportation within Switzerland: We will be on the move! A lot to see in a short time.

Meals: We work with partner restaurants to ensure a great experience.

Total Budget: $60,000

Armando's story is a powerful testament to the idea that our beginnings do not have to determine our endings. With hard work, passion, and the pursuit of excellence, success is indeed within reach.

PATHSDANCE's journey to Basel, Switzerland is not merely a one-time project; it represents a stepping stone towards a greater vision. through #BrooklynToBasel , we aspire to create lasting impact and foster opportunities for children. By offering transformative experiences that combine travel and the arts, we aim to build bridges and open doors for young individuals from diverse backgrounds. This initial endeavor serves as a catalyst for future initiatives, demonstrating that geographical limitations should never hinder a child's potential. With each child, we hope to continue breaking barriers, providing access to training, mentorship, and cultural immersion for those who might not otherwise have such opportunities. Our mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of these children and empower them to pursue their dreams.

Please consider supporting us in this incredible journey. Whether it's a monetary contribution or sharing this campaign within your network, every action counts. Join us in demonstrating that dance can build bridges across continents, and in helping to shape the future of these talented young dancers.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for considering a contribution to our cause. Your generosity truly makes a difference.

With heartfelt thanks,
The Paths Dance Team



  • Elaine C Perkins
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Prescilla John
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Sarah Saeed
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Monica Lee
    • $20 
    • 3 mos
  • anton chapochnikov
    • $100 
    • 3 mos


Marcella Jones
Brooklyn, NY

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