Support the production of an original African dance performance by New Orleans youth in Los Angeles this summer.
Last month, dancers from our Big Easy Award nominated dance program at Woodmere Elementary gave a special performance for Hollywood director and choreographer Adam Shankman. Mr. Shankman, whose Dizzy Feet Foundation funds after school dance programs.
The Young Audiences dancers so impressed our guest that he has invited these talented young students to come to Los Angeles and perform an original African dance piece at the Dizzy Feet’s annual gala and dance festival at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This prestigious event has previously featured scholarship recipients from Julliard, Alvin Ailey and American Ballet Theater, as well as standouts from So You Think You Can Dance.
Imagine how proud we are that Young Audiences’ outstanding dance instructors and students have been recognized for their excellence. Imagine what a life changing experience this opportunity could be for students. Then imagine what it would be like if we did not do everything in our power to help them go.
We are asking that you contribute towards the development of this original work of art and supporting these young New Orleans artists in fulfilling their dreams.
Below is an 8-minute documentary about how dance has positively impacted Woodmere Elementary's school culture and academic achievement through empowering it's students:
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Djembe Sponsor: You will received a thank you postcard featuring a picture of the students from Woodmere Elementary on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.Estimated delivery:
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Kora Sponsor: Thank you for sponsoring one child's flight to Los Angeles! You will receive the above rewards PLUS: A dance lesson for you and one guest with a choreographer and student performer! A once-in-a lifetime opportunity!Estimated delivery:
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