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Please help us fund the next generation of dance!
We're heading into the Covid-19 recovery phase, but the need for funding is still urgent. We have been blessed to survive via your donations, along with grants and government programs, but even with that support total losses from the pandemic closures and reductions are still more than $100,000. Your immediate support will help us to recover from this crisis. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
It Takes Years of Practice...
Concentration, Hard Work, Love, and Determination.
These are the words of Homer Hans Bryant's 1994 Rap Ballet, and it speaks to the amount of time and energy it takes to become a professional dancer. Professional students often begin taking one or two classes per week at young ages, and by the time they are a pre-teen, they need to study 4 to 6 days per week to stay competitive. For advanced students, tuition can run as high as $6,000 per year*, and pointe shoes can cost an additional $1,200 - to well over $4,000 per year!**
CMDC works hard to provide low-cost dance training for all. We strive to keep our tuition low and also to provide scholarships to help offset the high cost of training.
Can you please help us to fund the next generation of dance artists? Through contributors like you, we've been able to train and nurture professional artists for more than 25 years. Here is a short list of some of our alumni:
Former CMDC scholarship students include
Ghrai DeVore of Alvin Ailey
Naomi Walley, Broadway Dancer/Actor
Imani Sailers of Nashville Ballet named one of Pointe Magazine's 2018 Stars of the Core
Nia Parker, Model, and Hiplet Ballerina
Makeda Crayton, Soloist in Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity
It all adds up - no gift is too small. We greatly appreciate any donation you are able to make. Please also consider a recurring monthly donation to help sustain the work of Homer Bryant and CMDC.
The Chicago Multicultural Dance Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Every dollar donated goes directly to fund school and student needs.
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