We offer students of all ages top quality dance and music instruction in a nurturing environment, emphasizing self-esteem, cultural pride, artistic growth and commitment to one's self. The Foundation is constantly working to increase its resources and partnerships to provide its students with financial assistance, transportation assistance, academic support and nutritional guidance on an as-needed/income eligible basis.
Understanding that convenience and accessibility are vital in reaching out to underserved communities, we currently send dance instructors into recreation centers in both the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, VA. Through a partnership with The Campagna Kids Program, we also teach dance classes at 10 Alexandria Public Elementary School SACC Programs.
Our goal is to actively work to unify our communities by encouraging and facilitating diversity in the arts through our dance and music program and activities. We will provide creative incentives for students of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds in order to help them overcome the barriers that hinder their advancement and lead them on the path to healthy habits and a promising future. Our studio is strategically placed in the Annandale, Virginia suburb of Washington, DC, which happens to be one of the most culturally and socio economically diverse areas in Northern Virginia. We provide all levels of dance instruction in the areas of ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, tap and hip-hop. We offer private and small group music lessons in piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, and voice. Our arts education program benefits all who participate; however, we do make accommodations for families that need help through the various assistance programs.
We have imposed minimum GPA standards for our scholarship recipients and our performance groups, because we feel that their academic success is as equally important as the physical health and social benefits of our artistic programs. We have the volunteer advice of nurses and nutritionist to advise our students on how to implement and maintain healthy habits, as well as assist students who struggle with obesity. Our program has extended its services further by sending our instructors to local preschools for FREE or minimal fee based dance introduction classes once a week so that children ages 3 to 5 can begin to develop an interest in dance and get a head start in their artistic, academic and social development. We believe that early stimulation in the arts will set a higher standard of excellence in many different facets of a child's life and, depending on one's family background, could possibly save her/him from destructive behaviors that will paralyze his/her potential to thrive into adulthood.