AYDT is expanding our outreach to the community and those who are less fortunate by starting a donation based social media streaming series AYDT ELEVATES where children from all social and economic backgrounds have the opportunity to take a class streamed through our Instagram account. We encourage our students to join and donate if you can! 100% of proceeds go to a foundation of the teacher’s choosing that align with AYDT’s community objective. Our first official class streamed on Sunday, October 25 at 1pm and our second class will stream on Sunday, November 22 at 1pm.
- Sunday, October 25 : Ms. Candice taught a hip hop class, with all proceeds going towards The Warrior Women Project, https://warriorwomen.org/ . You can still donate to this cause if you wish!
- Sunday, November 22 at 1pm: Ms. Jennifer will teach a jazz class, all proceeds go to The Loveland Foundation, https://thelovelandfoundation.org/.
DONATE THROUGH VENMO: @Natalia-AYDT (venmo QR code to the left). Suggested donation is $10 but donations of any size will be greatly appreciated. When donating, in description write date and AYDT Elevates Series, ex. 10/25 AYDT Elevates Series.
By streaming and participating in this class, you acknowledge and assume all risks of injury with your child’s participation in this training. You agree that American Youth Dance Theater shall not be liable for any injury or damage in any way or form that results either directly or indirectly from your child’s participation in AYDT Elevates classes from anything before, during, or after the training. Children under 18 should not participate without their parent’s knowledge and consent.
Phase two of AYDT ELEVATES will be inviting different artists to use this platform so we can share their knowledge, artistry and love of dance to our students who are not familiar with the varying styles, cultures and shades that encompass the community we so love. We are also integrating a guest artist component to our serious dancer workshop, information will be sent soon!
Pledge to donate annually to Black Foundations: Black Girls Code and My Brothers’ Keeper have been selected as organizations which promote growth and opportunities to Black children and young people who have not grown up with the advantages that we and our student body often take for granted. AYDT has pledged to donate $500 from profits annually split between these two organizations.
AYDT is committed to staying the course and making long term commitments to social justice through supporting these organizations and plans to offer other opportunities to fund raise for them throughout the year. We look forward to our collective commitment and continued fight for social justice, advancement of the Black Lives Matter movement, and undertaking of this important first step in creative a more diverse and well-informed coalition of dancers!