Dancing with RKDC for Long Beach youth!

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company is raising funds to launch a high-quality community dance education program in Long Beach, CA.
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Regina Klenjoski Dance Company
Dance
Long Beach, California
United States
1 Team Member

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company has an excellent 14-year track record with its successful dance education program, "Dancing with RKDC," in the city of Torrance, CA. RKDC has reached over 13,000 students since 1999, providing high-quality dance instruction at an affordable price to the South Bay, and is now ready to expand the program to a new community and bring it to the company's home town, Long Beach, CA.

THE NEED

In Long Beach, there is a documented need for dance and arts programs to serve underserved, underrepresented students in the region. RKDC is based in Long Beach and has held a long desire to expand its programs to its hometown. As the fifth largest city in California with 23% of its population at or below poverty level, most public schools and young people in the city are without arts programs.

THE MOMENT 

We believe we are at the right moment at the right time to effectuate the change we have longed to bring to our home community for many years. We have proven that with start up funding we can develop a self sustaining arts education model that will thrive and grow in the community for years to come. As a 14-year veteran of programs in Torrance, Regina Klenjoski is uniquely positioned to be successful in this endeavor - she has the knowledge, maturity and community relationships that ensure success for the residents and children of Long Beach.

THE FUNDS 

Regina Klenjoski Dance Company is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit company and all funds generated by this project will be used to hire, retain and pay high-caliber teaching artists for classes and in-school workshops and start up marketing costs that include a new "LB Dancing with RKDC" website.

It will cost $5,420 to launch the program (Jan-March), but we've already secured $2,420. We need your help to raise the rest ($3,000) to bring this much needed access to arts education to downtown Long Beach. 

Cost breakdown:

Free outreach programs to local schools: $500

Website, Marketing and technology set up: $920

Direct staffing and administrative costs: $2,100

Studio Cost: $1,600

Total: $5,420 (including $300 in Indiegogo administrative fees)

Amount raised to date: $2,420


Risks and challenges

With 14 years of experience in the South Bay, RKDC is prepared and equipped for launching a self-sustaining education program in Long Beach. To do this, RKDC must continue to bring the community together with the support of local partners and stakeholders to raise awareness of our program offerings.

RKDC has faculty lined up to begin instruction once the program opens, and an inherent challenge launching this program is being able to afford and maintain highly qualified teaching instructors. We believe through growth of the program and student body, maintaining the quality faculty will be supported in the way it has been accomplished in Torrance.

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Please partner with us and help spread to the word: share our project with friends and family and help us make some noise.
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$245USD
raised in 2 months
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$3,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 18, 2013
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  • $10USD
    MAKE SOME NOISE!

    You will receive a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as a supporter. A special thank you from us to you. We want to let everyone know that you are partnering with RKDC for a great cause!

    1 claimed
  • $25USD
    LIMITED EDITION

    A POSTCARD FOR ALL! You will receive a limited edition RKDC postcard and a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as a supporter.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD
    YOUR NAME ON OUR WEBSITE!

    You will receive recognition as a donor on our website for the 2013-2014 season, a limited edition RKDC postcard and a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as a supporter.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    RKDC POSTER!

    You will receive a poster signed by members of Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, recognition as a donor on our website for the 2013-2014 season, a limited edition RKDC postcard and a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as a supporter.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    VIP

    Receive two complimentary tickets to RKDC's 2014 Spring Season Performance, a poster signed by members of Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, recognition as a donor on our website for the 2013-2014 season, a limited edition RKDC postcard and a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as a supporter.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,000USD
    COME DANCE WITH US!

    You will receive an invitation to a private rehearsal with Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, two complimentary tickets to RKDC's 2014 Spring Season Performance, a poster signed by members of RKDC, recognition as a donor on our website for the 2013-2014 season, a limited edition RKDC postcard and a shout-out on our Facebook and Twitter feeds as a supporter.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,500USD
    WE COME DANCE WITH YOU!

    You, or an organization on your behalf, receives a 2-hour master class for up to 30 students with Regina Klenjoski in modern dance technique, an invitation to a private rehearsal with RKDC, two complimentary tickets to RKDC's 2014 Spring Season Performance, poster signed by RKDC dancers, donor recognition on our website for the 2013-2014 season, limited edition RKDC postcard and a shout-out on our social media feeds as a supporter. $1,350 of $1,500 may be written off of this pledge amount.

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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