Fight for Arts Education/MDSOD

$2,560 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 41 months
Kat Johnston
on behalf of Dianna Pfaff
After 40 years of education and service to our community, Miss Dianna’s School of Dance, has become the most recent target of the Missouri Department of Revenue’s attack on Arts Education. After four years of fighting against the unjust and biased claim that dance is strictly entertainment and not education, Miss Dianna’s School of Dance had an entertainment tax levied against them and backdating over four years. The Missouri Department of Revenue had begun to audit studios statewide and singled out Miss Dianna's School of Dance, demanding back taxes based solely on the idea that dance is NOT educational. Thanks to the efforts of Miss Dianna’s School of Dance, state legislation was passed to prevent any other studio from being charged back entertainment tax on their lesson fees. The Missouri Department of Revenue has previously audited gyms under the same precedence and due to the financial strain and unrealistic due dates, sadly some of those business were forced to close their doors.  

Miss Dianna’s School of Dance is more than just a studio. It’s a place of education and enrichment. This studio has been a part of our community for more than 40 years and has become a part of many of the families that have passed through its doors. My family included.

Miss Dianna’s School of Dance is a place to learn and grow, not just in dance but also in life. Miss Dianna’s School of Dance has taught many of its students how to count, multiply, and dived through movement on the dance floor. It has developed many children’s critical thinking and problem solving abilities through the use of dance. Not to mention the team building, leadership, and confidence, that comes with any sport or team activity.  Because the Missouri Department of Revenue has deemed dance is NOT educational, this studio, that has become a part of so many of us, is being threatened with closure. We cannot let that happen. We cannot lose such an important part of our community and we cannot let the Missouri Department of Revenue think we will sit idly by and allow this to happen.

Please help aid us in our effort to relieve some of this financial burden. Those who have danced, currently dance, and will dance at Miss Dianna’s School of Dance will be eternally grateful. Your donation could help aid in the enrichment, growth, and learning of the next generation of dancers.

 Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! Words cannot express how much we appreicate any and all support!
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I'm always in awe of the choreographers and their vision! The Studio continues to make dreams come true! Lets keep their story alive! #mdsod
Revolution Talent Competition 2016
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The support and love everyone is showing is overwhelming! We truly appreciate everyone sharing the journey so far! Thank you! Lets keep on sharing!!!!!
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Some of the students that have attended MDSOD!
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Norma Hagan Sollman
41 months ago
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Miss Dianna had a business license before she had a driver's license and has supported herself all these years by providing quality, loving lessons. I don't feel she should be penalized this way.

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Norma Hagan Sollman
41 months ago
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This is so wrong. My daughter learned a lot at Miss Dianna's. Dance helps with memorization skills, confidence to perform in public, staying in time with the music. Miss Dianna and her teachers are excellent with the children and really care about them.

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Vicki VanStratten Bench
41 months ago
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this is just not right. I really wish I had money to give to Miss Diana.

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$2,560 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 41 months
Created March 22, 2016
Kat Johnston
on behalf of Dianna Pfaff
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MH
$100
Marisol Hubbard
41 months ago
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$50
Anonymous
41 months ago
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$30
Bobbie Queen
41 months ago
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From one of Jeannine Beccara 's Yoga students

LP
$20
Liz Pomeroy
41 months ago
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SM
$200
Sabrina McIntosh
41 months ago
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CL
$50
Cathy Love
41 months ago
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Hope you get the funds to pay this off, and hope the State works with you.

JV
$50
Jessica Vail
41 months ago
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AM
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Ashley Macken
41 months ago
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WF
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Wendy Foster
41 months ago
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AS
$25
Audrey Sisco
41 months ago
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Rooting for you always... xo -A

Norma Hagan Sollman
41 months ago
2
2

Miss Dianna had a business license before she had a driver's license and has supported herself all these years by providing quality, loving lessons. I don't feel she should be penalized this way.

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Norma Hagan Sollman
41 months ago
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This is so wrong. My daughter learned a lot at Miss Dianna's. Dance helps with memorization skills, confidence to perform in public, staying in time with the music. Miss Dianna and her teachers are excellent with the children and really care about them.

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Vicki VanStratten Bench
41 months ago
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this is just not right. I really wish I had money to give to Miss Diana.

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