TRY OUT CLASS & REGISTRATION DATE:
Saturday, October 7th and 14th at 11:00am @ 440 Lafayette St/Astor Place - 3D
We encourage all parents to read the Program Details before attending.
REGISTER BELOW TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND ATTEND THE TRY-OUT CLASS
FINANCIAL AID and FREE AFRICAN DANCE CLASSES For Enthusiastic Children With or Without Experience
The DDDKids scholarship fund waives or reduces tuition for children of low income families. Children should not be deprived of the power, self-discipline and joy that dancing and drumming provide, just because they lack funds. Mouflet explains his dedication to exposing youth to the art form of dance:
“Dance has the power to transform and transcend, and no where is this more evident than for the child who lives in a city shelter or public housing, attends an under funded inner city school—if any school at all— faces bleak employment opportunities, and does not have a role model. For this child, in particular, dance is a promise of flight, of beauty, of expression, of acceptance and of self improvement. It is our mission to offer as many children as possible the opportunity to unlock their potential through the rigors of dance training.”
Djoniba Centre will attempt to assist children from low income families who are in need of Financial Aid, as funds become available from public agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals. Scholarships are granted after a Try-Out, where children with or without experience will be judged on their enthusiasm and desire to learn. Families must meet income eligibility standards with proof such as: Food Stamp Reward Letter or Tax Returns.
Try-Out dates will be posted on our Facebook where you must like the Djoniba Dance Drum Kids page in order to receive notifications about the Try-Outs.
CURRENT & PAST SPONSORS
Christiana Polites - Chris Ford - Evelyn Strouss - Black Pearl Productions - Karen Putterman & A.Goldberg - Steven Kerner - Daniella Liebling - Vicki Bilenker - Nancy Sloan - Krista Claudene - Pamela Roach - Monica Brown - Shira Rhode - Steven Schub - Suzannah Kincannon - Virginia Doran - Juanita Diaz - Sandy Edmonds - Peter Kelmar - Ruth Webster - Judy Hecker - Tomoo Sono - Howard E. Rice - Suzi Funahara - Robin Daay - Tequest Debebe - Jesus Diaz - Juanita Diaz - Paul DiGrado - Virginia Doran - Sandy Edmonds - Katherine D. Ellington - Carmela Flannagan - Anita Franklin - Phyllis Gadsden - Mark D. Goodwin - Richard W. Grace - Eleanor Gunn - Robert D. Henry - Maxine James - Dr. Carlos Jara - Ross Kaftman - Joan Kelly - Satjwan Khaba - Laura Kleinman - Walter Kloc - Ellen Korbonski - Adam Leiber - Nicola Pealy - Antoinette Mallachan - Laura Marie - Jeffrey McAdams, Esq. - Richard Meyer - Michael Mills - Sam Nole, CPA - Guy Oksenhendler - Vicky Polony - Lesky Pratt - Pamela J Roach - Elizabeth Shaler - Tom Sinnott - Darryl Chu Rhonda - Williams Richard - Donald Smith - Sally Starago - Bethann Stewart - Robin Tewes
...and all of those whose names we may have overlooked in this list but not in our hearts.
Over 1200 CHILDREN AWARDED with SCHOLARSHIPS
Guy Greene - Sulaiman Lloyd - Saskia Lloyd - Lola Popoola - Owusu Grant - Osaze Grant - Brianna Sultan - Talika Sawh - Naya Beach - Julia Amma Bretz - India Nesmith - Dalia Grinan - Christopher Templeton - Sharobin Johnson - Imani Nesby - Ebony Jones - Diamonds Nesmith - Cheyenne Lloyd - Ashanti Emmanuel - Olajumoke Arogundade - Kwesi Grant - Ashaki Jackman - Felix Rivera Jr. - Danielle Williams - Necole Kinloch - Dijon Rhem - Sharis Wingfield - Sharell Wingfield - Sanon Agazou - Ayinde St.Surin - Ariel Saulters - Tiopia Palmer - Nia Holmes-Felder - Crystal Ray- Jasmine Holmes - Charmaine Jennings
and many more....