Rhythm - Self Expression - Confidence - Body Control - Disipline - Fun
The Djoniba Dance & Drum Kids is a unique program that offers children ages 3-14 years old an intensive curriculum of African dance and music classes, regardless of their experience. Committed to inspiring young people, our mission is to develop the star in each child and make them shine. Kids respond naturally to African dance with Live drumming. Studying and performing dance and drum will help them understand the rewards of hard work and discipline in addition to giving them a sense of community and values that will be reflected in all aspects of their lives, especially their academics.
Djoniba centre is committed to providing underserved children the opportunity to study dance & drum regardless of their family's financial situation. DDDKids is made possible solely through the donated time of the instructors and generous contributions of individual donors Since its founding, Djoniba Mouflet has awarded more than 600 children full or partial scholarships.
1:15-2pm African Dance age 4-9
REGISTRATION Please fill out the Perichild Program Application Form indicating the class/classes your child will be taking. We cannot reserve a space in a class until both the registration form and payment have been received. Don't miss out - register today!
Inform us of any medical, physical or emotional problems your child may have, so that we are better prepared for them in their classes.
Children are not allowed in any of the studios without a PeriChild teacher.
Parents and guardians should clean-up after their children, toys included.
No running in hallways or jumping on the front lobby stairs.
Please fold ALL strollers and bring them upstairs, if left downstairs you MUST fold them and line them up next to the wall - do not block the stairway!
DRESS CODE GIRLS 4-8: Baby Blue Leotard / Black Leggings or Footless Tights / Skirt / Lapa purchased in class $15 -Not provided ) / Bare Feet GIRL 9-14: Royal Blue / Black Leggings or Footless Tights / Skirt / Lapa purchased in class $15 -Not provided ) / Bare Feet
Boys: African Tiedie T-Shirt or DDKids T-shirt / Black Shorts or sweat Pants / Bare Feet
FINANCIAL AID Djoniba Centre will attempt to assist students who are in need of Financial Aid. As funds become available from public agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals we will offer scholarships. Scholarships are granted after an audition. Audition date will be posted on our facebook account where friends receive instant updates.
600 CHILDREN AWARDED with SCHOLARSHIP 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 - Guy Greene - 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....
The DDDKid Scholarship Fund
The DDDKids scholarship fund waives or reduces tuition for children of low income families.
Just because they lack funds, children should not be deprived of the power, self-discipline and joy that dancing and drumming provide. The arts help children to perceive their own inner-strength, beauty and intelligence, which helps them dream and achieve success.
ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE Djoniba Centre is a 501-C3 Not-For-Profit Organization
SPONSOR A CHILD'S DREAM! MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FUTURE BY HELPING A CHILD REACH THEIR DREAMS!
YES, I WANT TO SPONSOR!
1. $1000 Corporate Sponsor 2 Full Scholarships & Receive:
Your donation will support 2 students
3 Tickets to end of year performance and picture after the show with your sponsored child
Thank you pix/Card with your name signed by the 1 child sponsored
Facebook/djonibacentre name acknowledgement
Tax deductible letter for your taxes
3. $250 Sponsor Half Scholarship & Receive:
Your donation will support half of a scholarship - 1 Tickets to end of year performance and picture after the show with all children - Invitation to Open House to observe a class - Thank you pix/Card with your name signed by all Kids (see sample here) - Facebook/djonibacentre name acknowledgement - Tax deductible letter for your taxes
CURRENT & PAST SPONSORS The Durst Family Foundation - Anita Durst - DIRECTV - Christiana Polites - Chris Ford - Fleet Bank - Baruch College - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Scholastic Books - MTV Networks - Loews Theatres - Au Bon Pain - ABC Carpet - 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.
The Children are our future. Teach them the truth, unity and respect. Show them the beauty they posses inside. And, let them lead tomorrow...
Djoniba Dance Centre @ Peridance Capezio Center 126 East 13th Street, New York NY 10003