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YOUTH ARTS EDUCATION FUND

4 SCHOOLS | 300+ CLASSES | 450 STUDENTS | 800+ FREE TICKETS

 We impart valuable life skills through transformative education initiatives like no-cost Chicago Public School programs, workshops, school residencies, mentorship programs and scholarships which enrich young minds.

FREE TICKET PROGRAMS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Giordano Dance Chicago believes in community and making the arts accessible to all people no matter their socioeconomic status. If you would like to learn more about our free ticket programs, scholarships, or other opportunities for underserved youth, please contact Caitlyn Ottenheimer at caitlynottenheimer(at)giordanodance.org.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CHICAGO SCHOOLS

Giordano Dance Chicago provides at NO cost to the school a robust program integrating Science and Health with Dance in four under-resourced CPS schools, Willa Cather, Frederic Chopin, Bernhard Moos, & Richard Yates Elementary Schools. The program comprises 14 one hour dance classes taught to our students in four CPS schools. In each school, two dance classes per week are taught for seven weeks each during our residencies. 

In April and May, GDC dancers lead 250+ Jazz Dance/Science & Health classes for over 350 CPS students in grades 3, 4, and 5. These students are taught about the skeletal system, muscles, nutrition, respiratory system and more. These lessons are then translated into understanding of how the body works together through jazz dance.

Giordano Dance Chicago gives 800 free performance tickets to see the company perform at the Harris theater to our CPS Science & Health partners, and numerous community organizations throughout the city. 

** I understand that this is entirely a contribution to Giordano Dance Chicago, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Giordano Dance Chicago is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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