Help Will.I.DANCE obtain Bronx studio




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.


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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.


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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

  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 21 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 21 d
  • Janay Freeland 
    • $15 
    • 21 d
  • Tonya Carr 
    • $15 
    • 21 d
  • Jess Lombardo 
    • $100 
    • 21 d
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Organizer

Subira Williams 
Organizer
Bronx, NY
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