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Create Yourself Through Dance

Case Study

Building Life-Long Mentorship and Friendship

Building Life-Long Mentorship and Friendship

Help individuals and families overcome the financial barriers of Dance and offer a quality athletic program that provides children the opportunity to participate and engage in DanceSport
At A Glance

At A Glance

Dance is the only sport in the world where you see a child grow in every step
  • Extremely high cost per professional dance lessons.
  • Limited access to advancing to competitive dance.
  • High cost for professional competition attire.
  • Stresses of poverty & financial exclusion.
  • No support from government for preparation of our Team USA.

Huge problems with youth sports in the US

Research shows that 50% of kids quit youth sports by age 11 and that 70% quit by age 13. A more recent study showed that that 76% of kids do not regularly participate a high calorie burning sports 2 . That’s nearly 80% of our kids missing out on the incredible benefits of youth sports. What a tragedy. Kids are quitting at a time in their lives when there is so much that youth sports can do for them and before they even have time to physically develop and reach their potential. Unfortunately, according to the kids, youth sports in their current state, just don’t have enough to offer.

While some sports are still relatively affordable for many kids to play, DanceSport is very expensive. The average family pays around $10,000/yr. for their children to participate in DanceSport.  . As the cost of playing youth sports continues to rise, many children and families are being priced-out of the game. In families that make over $100k/yr., 68.4% of kids are actively participating in DanceSport. That number drops to 48% at $50k/yr. and again to 34% for those making $25k or less 5 . That is a 50% decrease as income drops.

Our Solution

Our Solution

"The Art of DanceSport" Training System

Our program gives parents peace of mind by providing healthy, educational, and social benefits for their children to participate in professional athletics disciplines, while advancing their education, financial habits, and nutritional wellness. Our program encourages positive youth development and creates safe places within the community that are easily accessible for children of all abilities and backgrounds.

  • Diverse and inclusive DanceSport ecosystem.
  • Positive outlets for children affected by the opioid epidemic.
  • Safe and healthy environments in our community for children to grow.
  • Affordable athletic participation & training.
  • Healthy place for children to develop.
  • Opportunities for low-income children.
  • Nutritional, mental, and physical wellness.
  • Unique alternative education experience.
  • Life-long mentorship and friendship.
Great Success

Great Success

Universal Initiatives Helping Children Through DSS Programs

Locations

Southern New Jersey

Partners

DanceSport Studio (DSS)

Support Group

USA Dance, Local Community

Projected Results

Projected Results

Estimated Participation Results Based on The Current Progress

2021

60
Children participants in DanceSport

2022

120
Children participants in DanceSport
Support Our Cause

Support Our Cause

Help to bring more children into DanceSport and make more athletes to represent the United States at the World Championships.
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Eminence Cup World Championship Event

Annual World Championship
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Create Yourself Through Dance

For children to overcome trauma
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Raised: $79,600.00
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