FELLOWSHIP AND FREE DANCE CLASSES FOR ENTHUSIASTIC CHILDREN WITH OR WITHOUT EXPERIENCE
FELLOWSHIPS AND FREE DANCE CLASSES FOR ENTHUSIASTIC CHILDREN WITH OR WITHOUT EXPERIENCE
The DDKids fellowship 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. Fellowship 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.