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To expand Arts-in-Education programs for at-risk youth, provide dance scholarships, professional development and after school classes in Sunset Park.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $197,329)

The Young Dancers in Repertory (YDR) will provide artistic and educational programming to over 2,000 youth (ages 2 through 18) in the culturally underserved South Brooklyn community of Sunset Park. The primary goals of the Young Dancers in Repertory programming are to offer youth a safe environment to express their creativity; to encourage youth to develop consistent and positive relationships with adults and peers; to promote a healthy, active lifestyle; and to build a greater sense of community. Program strategy will include offering activities through the Center for Dance Studies; in-school, after-school and parks programs; Arts-in-Education programs; professional development for teachers; and a touring ensemble. Performance outputs will include participant attendance and advancement. Performance outcomes will include changes in attitude, school achievement, and levels of community service. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 30, 2005