Who We Are
Fostering Dreams Through Dance is an outreach program designed to teach life skills, build confidence and empower youth through the art of dance in a safe and supportive environment.
More than just dance, our program teaches life skills that empower foster youth to obtain college educations and follow their dreams. We gear each class to help youth build confidence, become leaders, and gain important life skills – all while having fun on the dance floor. Through safe spaces, we teach youth healthy forms of self-expression, providing them with an outlet to express their feelings and discover new possibilities. Working with a variety of organizations, we customize each of our classes, recognizing that all youth face a unique set of circumstances.
The lessons of dance reach beyond the dance floor and into everyday life. Studies suggest that students who dance achieve whole-letter grades higher than those who do not. According to a study on the effects of dance at the University of Florida, “The College Board revealed that students who takes arts courses tend to score higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test than those who do not,” and are more likely to be successful in college. Stretching beyond formal education, dance has beneficial benefits on the cognitive abilities of people at any age. Extending the lessons of dance into education and professional lives, we empower youth to lift themselves out of poverty and create self-sustainable futures.