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About Dance Theatre of Harlem's Scholarship Fund Written by DTH's Director of Individual Giving: "When co-Founders Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook founded Dance Theatre of Harlem, they envisioned making ballet accessible to every child and teen regardless of their financial circumstances in perpetuity.
DTH has tried to fulfill this vision of equal access by offering more than $130,000 in past years. This number has decreased significantly. No less than 50% of our students receive financial assistance of some kind, in order to attend classes. However, the demand for financial support is greater than what we can provide, and many students are unable to attend. Ninety percent of our students are female. Many are from low-income families or are first generation immigrants. The median household income for DTH families is $50,000, which makes paying for dance classes a challenge.
Due to COVID-19, summer classes are being taught virtually at a reduced cost. However, many of our parents are still unable to have their children participate. Support from The Ballet Spot will help us in serving some of those students."
About Dance Theatre of Harlem: "Now a singular presence in the ballet world, the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company tours nationally and internationally, presenting a powerful vision for ballet in the 21st century. The 18-member, multi-ethnic company performs a forward-thinking repertoire that includes treasured classics, neoclassical works by George Balanchine and resident choreographer Robert Garland, as well as innovative contemporary works that use the language of ballet to celebrate African American culture. Through performances, community engagement and arts education, the Company carries forward Dance Theatre of Harlem’s message of empowerment through the arts for all." Visit www.DanceTheatreofHarlem.org for more information
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