DONATIONS TO THE SNDF HELP SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING:
1) OUTREACH CLASSES & WORKSHOPS IN THE COMMUNITY: Faculty members teach at daycare, community and senior centers, schools for special populations, hospitals and residential/group homes, including the Theodore D. Young Community Center (Greenburgh) and White Plains Youth Bureau. CONTACT US if you are interested in bringing a SNSD performance to your location.
2) CLASSES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS — MOVING WHEELS & HEELS: An integrated dance class for special needs students of all abilities (wheelchair and stand up), Moving Wheels & Heels explores the joy of movement in a safe and supportive environment. Established with start-up funding from the Xerox Foundation, expanded with a generous grant from The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, and supported through on-going donor contributions, Moving Wheels & Heels provides programming for diverse groups such as special needs classes at New Rochelle High School and Woodlands High School, Project Friendship (Yonkers Parks and Recreation), Richmond Community Services (Yonkers), Cardinal McCloskey Services (Ossining), and Sunshine Home (Ossining).
3) ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONCERTS and OUTREACH PERFORMANCES: SNSD dancers, through participation in performance groups, offer entertainment through community concerts and educational demonstrations to more than 1,000 underserved and disabled children and adults across Westchester annually. In addition to the joy they bring, the dancers gain valuable personal skills as leaders and dedicated contributors to the vibrancy of our community. The concerts are free of charge to clients of social service agencies, inner city community groups, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. CONTACT US if you are interested in bringing a SNSD performance to your location.
4) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS: The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation offers financial aid and scholarships to students in need at the beginning of each school year. Payment plans may also be arranged upon enrollment. Financial assistance is needs-based and determined by a sliding scale. Applications are available for new and existing students. CONTACT US if you are interested in receiving an application. All materials must be submitted by September 26, 2016 for returning students and October 5, 2016 for new students.
5) ARTISTIC & PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT: The Foundation provides a variety of opportunities and other services to the professional dance community by supporting emerging and established artists. They include commissioned works, space grants for the creation and rehearsal of works, company in residence programs, as well as a venue for presenting new works in our Choreography Showcase.