Dance Mirrors - Lets Get KIPP CONNECT Dancing!

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

With these funds I will...

- Buy portable dance mirrors for our drama classroom space (seen in the pictures - painted by students)!

- We do not have the funds to hire a full-time dance teacher, but these mirrors will allow us to incorporate dance lessons into our current drama and P.E. curricula so that our students can learn through movement.

- Dance teaches character as well as health and creativity. These skills include self-control with work (intensive rehearsal), social intelligence (relying on a team to be successful), and zest (joy for life and learning!). 

- Students who are struggling with academics can feel successful in a movement class and then transfer their newfound confidence from dance into reading and math. 

- The least expensive portable glassless mirror (size 5'x6') costs $450.00. With some money left over from a grant, we will be able to purchase 1.5 mirrors. With a class of 30 students, though, we will need to cover twice as much space. That way, every student will be able to correct their form by watching themselves in the mirror as they learn dance technique. Along with shipping costs, $1,500 should cover the mirrors and shipping.

Back Up Plan

As many mirrors as possible! If we only raise enough money for 2 or 3 mirrors, then that's what we'll buy for now, and we'll have to be creative in using them.

Fundraiser Updates (1)

Thank You!

March 28, 2017

Thank you so much for your contributions to our dance program at KIPP CONNECT Middle School. Even though we didn't reach our goal, whatever amount you gave is greatly appreciated. As many of you know, funding for the arts in education is always an uphill battle, so your support is the only way we can offer these programs that will grow our students in creative expression, critical thinking, and student ownership. Thanks to you, our KIPPsters will start dancing in the 2017-2018 school year!

Comments (2)

Dorrine and Stan Stolar February 13, 2017

KIPP is great!
Great students and great teachers!
We wish you all great success!

Leah Stolar February 12, 2017

Start dancing Kippsters!

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