Thank you for your interest in our 2020 (virtual) High Note High Step Fundraising Event! The event link will be sent to you when your ticket has been confirmed. If you don't receive your link, email Kate@dancingclassroomsphilly.org.
Special Guest Information: The acclaimed Black Violin will premiere a virtual performance video, speak about the power of the arts in their lives, and answer student questions. Black Violin is classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus who combine classical and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound. Through nearly 20 million views on YouTube, performances at President Obama’s inauguration, official NFL functions for three Superbowls, and sold-out/packed audiences at Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center, Merriam Theater and the Academy of Music, Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, performing for more than 100,000 students each year. Black Violin challenges the stereotypes and preconceived notion of what a “classical musician” looks and sounds like. NPR declared “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation”.
Student Highlights: This event will highlight the talents and achievements of a dynamic array of our student performers, including members of the Musicopia String Orchestra, Musicopia Drumlines, and Dancing Classrooms Philly participants. The High Note High Step will be an uplifting way to end the weekend, with guests experiencing how Musicopia and DCP are using the arts to impact the lives of children throughout the Philadelphia region!
Organization details: Musicopia is a non-profit organization that reaches approximately 18,000 children a year through educational music enrichment programs in schools and communities throughout the Delaware Valley. Founded in 1974, Musicopia’s mission is to provide opportunities for children to experience, learn, perform, and appreciate music.
Dancing Classrooms Philly (DCP) is based on Dancing Classrooms, the highly acclaimed American Ballroom Theater Company program, created in New York by Broadway dancer and show dance champion Pierre Dulaine. DCP was launched in the Fall of 2007. Its mission is to foster self-esteem, social awareness and joy in children by providing the opportunity to learn and perform ballroom dance. DCP serves over 3,500 students each year.
Musicopia and DCP joined forces in 2012 to create a strategic alliance to provide both organizations with a more efficient infrastructure while advancing their missions and community impact. Musicopia and DCP share the common goal of promoting confidence and self-esteem through the arts and are committed to working with under-served children and schools.
We're grateful to our High Note High Step Corporate Sponsors!
Thank you for your interest in our 2020 (virtual) High Note High Step Fundraising Event! The event link will be sent to you within a few days of the event date, if you have successfully registered. If you don't receive your link by 12/6, email Kate@dancingclassroomsphilly.org.