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The Stars of New York Dance

A charitable dance competition for NYC leaders that helps children succeed in dance and in life

"It is great for young people to see community leaders, legislators and people they see on TV get out of our “element” and do something for them. If I can make a fraction of an impact on these young people today that James Brown made on me, then I’ll dance.”
--Rev. Al Sharpton, 5th Anniversary Honoree

The Stars of New York Dance is a charitable, thrilling and judged dance competition for New York City leaders, similar to Dancing with the Stars, that raises dance scholarship funds for children from low-income communities in New York City.

Five of New York City's most notable community leaders (Dancing Stars) will partner with five principal dancers (Dance Partners) from community-based dance organizations that serve children from low-income communities in New York City. The five "Dancing Stars" will volunteer their time, step out of their normal roles, give their personal best, and risk everything to dance for children in need.

Be a Star and Donate a Life-Changing Year of Dance to a Child in Need.

A donation of $1,000 covers the tuition for one year in the form of a dance scholarship for a child in need. A donation of $500 covers tuition for half of the dance year. Any donation amount will make a big difference and will be applied to a full or half year scholarship donation.

You can make a donation online with a credit card below.

Because of your generosity, you will be acknowledged as a "Star" in The Stars of New York Dance event journal.

The "Dancing Stars" will endure weeks of rigorous but riveting dance training to learn a dance routine choreographed by the dance artists in their chosen technique, such as Salsa, Modern, Jazz or African.

The night of the event, the five dancing pairs will compete to perform the fiercest dance duet. The couple that receives the highest judged score will win a $5,000 Access Award grand prize for their respective dance organization. The other four competing dance organizations will each receive $1,000 Access Awards.

The Access Awards will directly fund dance scholarships for children in need from neighboring low-income communities to receive innovative, high-quality dance and arts education at these dance organizations.

To increase access to dance and the arts to children from low-income communities.

The Stars of New York Dance is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Stars of New York Dance must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you so much for your generous support and for helping to create a brighter future for children in need.


The Stars of New York Dance

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