In addition to offering free classes, NYC Dance Week created Dancer for a Day Program to provide deserving children and young teens who are facing unique challenges in their life the opportunity to dance, even if only for a day.
Dancer for a Day is a NYC Dance Week initiative that provides at-risk youth facing a unique challenge with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a professional dancer. In its second year, Dancer for a Day will choose up to 20 youth, ages 10-15, who want to pursue dance as a career, to participate in a day filled with class taking, a nutritional workshop, mentorship, and backstage access at a NYC10 performance. We will also grant a few kids scholarship to take classes for the rest of the year.
If you know a kid who has passion for dance and deserves this experience, nominate him/her at:
And if you would like to give the gift of dance and support these kids, please make a contribution at:
Your contribution will fund the following:
– Tuition for the youths receiving scholarship to attend classes
– Fees for instructors to teach dance classes & nutrition workshop
– Transportation for the day
– Gift bags
We thank you for your support!