Photo courtesy of Dale Dong
Founded on the belief that the arts play a vital role in fostering the creativity and self-confidence necessary to become a productive citizen, ArtSparks classrooms encourage children to develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that carries over into all aspects of their lives.
Through in-school partnerships, residencies, workshops, and public performances, ArtSparks is a non-profit organization that brings joyful dance and music programming to non-traditional arts participants and students with exceptionalities. Read more about what we do and why we do it:
We kick off the season of giving this year with a specific request - help us to bring further dance education to dancers with disabilities. Our Dynamite Duos program is helping tons of students find collaboration and communication with one another, but we know these dancers can do more. Our DDX project will create a scholarship team of dancers with disabilities and bring them to the stage with our TNT teams.
But we will need help to make this a reality. This Giving Tuesday, please consider giving to ArtSparks' DDX project and help us reach our goal!
Dynamite Duos Extreme
"I was amazed at how well the instructors crafted their dance lessons, so that every minute was well planned and exciting for the children."
~ Ellen M Stahl, Cleveland Municiple Schools
"I'm thankful that I have great, kind teachers to teach me everything, and they don't move on unless everyone knows the steps."
~ Olivia, Lincoln Elementary student
"You have given our students the chance to learn a healthy lifestyle in a fun way. I hear them at recess singing and practicing the moves."
~ Mary Breiding, Akron Public Schools
elementary students annually
Adults with disabilities annually
TNT / XD scholarship students
people reached since 2012