Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Transcendance Youth Arts Project

  • National City, CA
  • www.tdarts.org

Mission Statement

transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project empowers youth to mobilize social change through dance and performance in under served San Diego communities.

Main Programs

  1. ACTIVATE
  2. CREATE
  3. EXPLORE
Service Areas

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California

Our dance studio is located in the National City area of San Diego(91950). The space is shared with ARTS- A Reason to Surviv. Currently,Currently, transcenDANCE focuses on serving youth located in City Heights, Central San Diego, and in National City.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Catherine Corral

Keywords

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dance youth performance leadership community

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EIN

20-4641700

 Number

4194132062

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Dance (A62)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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We are proud to be a finalist for the 2011 National Youth Arts & Humanities Program in the country. We are one of fifty recognized for our holistic approach to serving youth through the performing arts. transcenDANCE received the 2012 Local Peacemakers Award from the National Conflict Resolution Center. Most recently we have been selected to present work in the UCSD Art Power 2013 International Wonderland Dance Festival. Year after year, our original dance theatre performances reaches thousands of audience members. Our last production toured for over 10,000 audience members in San Diego.

Programs

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Program 1

ACTIVATE

the Activate program embraces the students that have participated in the create program by solidifying them as the core Performance Group and face of transcenDANCE. After the summer performance, this group meets weekly to continue dance training at a higher level. In addition, activate dancers serve as ambassadors for transcenDANCE by performing at community events and promoting transcenDANCE to their peers. transcenDANCE also activates students that have graduated from high school by offering paid internships, mentor ships, teaching artist and choreographer position.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 2

CREATE

In the CREATE Program, youth are selected through auditions to become a part of the transcenDANCE Performance Group. The Performance Group works daily in the National City studio throughout the spring and summer months in collaboration with professional dance instructors, choreographers, teaching artists, transcenDANCE graduates and staff to create a fully staged dance theatre show that is produced and presented at the end of the summer in a professional theatre in San Diego.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 3

EXPLORE

The EXPLORE program introduces youth to technical dance training and choreography through free classes at the dance studio in National City and in outreach residencies with local middle and high schools. EXPLORE also includes winter and spring break camps at the National City studio for high school. These camps provide robust programming that includes technical dance training, workshops led by professional dancers/choreographers, leadership training, and other fun offerings such as yoga, theatre, and creative movement.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

None

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Our dance studio is located in the National City area of San Diego(91950). The space is shared with ARTS- A Reason to Surviv. Currently,Currently, transcenDANCE focuses on serving youth located in City Heights, Central San Diego, and in National City.

Funding Needs

Currently we are looking for 2013 performance sponsors for our summer production to contribute to all production costs and our VIP reception. $15,000 Capital Campaign for studio renovation (paint, signage, lighting, and sound system)$15,000 Part-Time Outreach Program Coordinator $10,000 Program Graduate Paid Internships

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TRANSCENDANCE YOUTH ARTS PROJECT
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Transcendance Youth Arts Project

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Principal Officer

Catherine Corral

BIO

Co-founder of transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project - 2005 15 years experience in arts education and youth developmentBA - UC Santa Barbara 1997Certificate Expressive Arts Therapy - UC San Diego 2003San Diego's Top 35 Under 35 Community Leaders - San Diego News Network 2010

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"What is unique to our model and distinguishes us from other youth dance and performance programs is our holistic model. We look at the whole child and use community-building and leadership training to support our youth reaching their highest potential. Our students bring personal and community stories to their art-making process which makes for powerful and emotionally charged dance theatre performances."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Terry Parish

Leadership Consulting

Term: Nov 2010 - Nov 2013

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