WE ARE CORA. JOIN US.
Supporting Opportunities for Artists to Rise
means giving so EVERY child has a chance to dance. Cora serves 400+ students annually, 90% attending for FREE or reduced tuition.
With your support, Cora has remained a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN institution for a decade where no child has ever been turned way based on what or if they can pay. This year has just begun and already, Cora has offered $78,000 in tuition discounts and will engage more students than ever.
More students also means more instructors, program assistants, snacks, leotards, shoes…
more reasons we need YOU to help ensure every child has a chance to SOAR!
give a child ballet tights
Having the proper dance wear helps builds confidence in a young dancer and encourages focus during class. It also ensures that their clothing is not a distraction or restricts their movement. Ballet tights are one of the most fundamental pieces of uniform that a ballet dancer can have!
Help us supply a dancer with her/his own tights for the entire season.
help a child experience tap!
A simple pair of tap shoes can change a dancers life.
Donate $25 to provide one pair of tap shoes to a young
and blossoming tap dancer.
professional dance instructor for an hour
Pay for A Cora Student's Dancewear
Cora Dance provides new uniform shoes and dancewear for all students who need it. High quality, uniform attire and shoes not only visually “levels the playing field” in the classroom, but also enables teachers to provide a higher level of training, creates safer classrooms and encourages a sense of pride among students in both their attire and their dancing bodies.
cover walk over expenses
Pay for a student to be picked up from school, one day per week for an entire year!
BE A SNACK SPONSOR FOR A MONTH
Kids are hungry after school when they arrive at Cora Dance, and it's critical that they have a healthy snack to sustain their energy! That's why we provide free snack to all our after-school students. It's important (AND EXPENSIVE!) Give $200 and sponsor snack for 1 month!
TAKE A YOUTH COMPANY STUDENT ON TOUR
Cora works with urban and rural youth! Each year, CYC/Cora Youth Company travels on tour for 1-week for an exchange with youth from Virginia's Shenandoah Contemporary Dance Theatre, collaboratively creating a piece based on their impressions of HOME. $250 covers meals and travel expenses for one child for a week of magic on the road!
COVER A CHILD'S TUITION FOR ONE YEAR
Cora believes outstanding dance programs should be accessible to all families, regardless of income. All classes are pay-what-you-can, with over 80% of our 200+ students on scholarship. Donate $860 and send a child to one class per week for a whole year!
MAKE MINE A TRIPLE!
Pledge $1000 a year for 3+ years
Give $1000 or more in Fall 2018 and continue giving at that level for 2019 and 2020 to become a member of Cora’s Giving Circle!
Giving Circle members receive discounted admission to performances and events, special invitations to professional and youth company rehearsals and other fun perks! To join, write “Giving Circle” in the memo of your check or in the Designation Section online at www.coradance.org.
Co-Sponsor an Event
Give $5000 and become a title co-sponsor of a Cora Dance event
OR CHOOSE THE DONATION AMOUNT THAT YOU'RE COMFORTABLE WITH NOW.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING CORA PART OF YOUR LIVES.
PHASE 2 OF CORA’S BUILD-OUT IS COMING SOON
(and taking ACCESS even further!)
Cora secured $105,721 of our total $250,000 Capital Campaign Goal to complete Phase 1 renovations this summer and open our new space.
Phase 2 begins Summer 2019 when we finish the basement, install a multi-unit cooling system, renovate the storefront and install a wheelchair ramp
so the entire facility is ADA accessible, ensuring everyone has access to Cora!