Leap! Summer Enrichment Fund 2024

The Leap! Summer Enrichment Fund supports young dancers in pursuing

intensive pre-professional training at nationally renowned dance programs. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Help us reach our goal!


Program Overview

Leap! is the Empower Dance Foundation’s national dance summer enrichment program that provides opportunities for youth to study with dance programs throughout the country such as the Carolina Ballet, American Dance Festival, Collage Dance Collective, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. This year, we have 10 dancers who successfully auditioned and were recommended to attend summer intensive programs. Being able to participate in these experiences is critical for our dancers because they demonstrate the level of achievement that is possible through passion, determination, and a community that believes in them.

We depend on your support to make dance accessible to all. 

What Your Gift Will Accomplish

With your support, more young dancers will have the opportunity to thrive:

  • $100 will contribute towards summer intensive fees.
  • $500 costs of required dance attire and shoes.
  • $800 cost of round trip airfare.
  • $2,200 cost of summer intensive tuition. 
  • $3,500 cost of summer intensive room and board. 
  • $10,000 cost of tuition, room and board, airfare and all associated fees.
  • Your gift of any amount will give a young dancer the opportunity to explore the arts through dance!

Empower Dance Foundation seeks to eliminate the barriers of

economic inequality, racism and representation for young people.

Thank you for your support!

Empower Dance Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN: 82-1726612.

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Recent Activity

Name Clayton Reisig
Activity Type Donation(Recurring)
Amount $50.00
Date 07/17/24
Name Ro Lissenden
Activity Type Donation
Amount $25.00
Date 07/12/24
Name Jeff Sekelsky
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $100.00
Date 07/11/24
Name Jeanette Auman
Activity Type Donation, Mailing list
Amount $25.00
Date 06/27/24
Name Diane Catotti
Activity Type Donation
Amount $50.00
Date 06/27/24

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