Dasher Scholarship Fund

Help make the holidays happier for children in need thoughout Central New York!

Dasher's Magical Gift is a new narrated ballet for children, directed and choreographed by Larry Crabtree, written by Matt Chiorini, and performed by students from Dance Centre North, choreographed to the music of classical Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

CNY Arts offers four school-day performances for students that are generally Pre-K through 4th grade. Dasher's Magical Gift offers many children in Central New York the opportunity to experience the magic of their first ballet and classical music performance.

How You Can Help:

As schools trim their budgets due to funding cuts in these economic times, field trips and arts education programming are not easily accessible. Exposure to the arts is limited for many schools and students in Central New York. We receive numerous request for full and partial scholarships to provide tickets to those students. These requests come from inner city and rural school districts that cannot afford the tickets or transportation costs.

That is where our contributors, YOU, come in. You can brighten a student's holiday by giving them the opportunity to see Rudolph fly! Help us raise $3,500 to provide tickets to these children!!


Where Your Dollars Go:

All funds donated to the Dasher Scholarship Fund go directly towards getting students into seats by covering ticket costs. The more money we raise, the more children we can invite to attend. 

As a perk, the more students you send to Dasher, the more thanks you will get. Depending on your contribution level, we will credit you 1. on our Facebook page, 2. on our website, 3. in our e-newsletter, 4. in the Dasher program, and 5. you will receive thank you notes from one of the schools who receive scholarship tickets!

Your Impact:

Your contribution will help a young student, class, or school to be able to have a transformational experience with their classmates and teachers. Not only is it exposure to the arts, but also an engaging educational opportunity for learning outside of the classroom.

It also provides the student dancers an opportunity to connect with young audiences; building a future generation of dancers, arts advocates, and creative leaders.

What Else Can You Do?

Please spread the word! Help send more students to Dasher's Magical Gift!

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