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Dancing with Class Outreach - All-Stars

Meet the All Stars!

Salsa Congress Performance 

Dancing with Class Outreach provides social and multicultural dance education and opportunities for youth, with an emphasis on serving under-resourced communities. A major initiative of Dancing with Class Outreach is the All-Stars dance scholarship and performance team. Chicago Public School students entering grades 5-8 are selected for participation in the All-Star performance team based on talent, merit and need. As schools continue to face budget cuts and closures, innovative programs that provide social support and development are increasingly urgent. Dancing with Class Outreach offers a unique solution by expanding access to an art form and social activity that inherently builds leadership skills, self-confidence and open-mindedness.

Most DwC All-Stars have also been participants in the Dancing with Class – Core Program, which serves 60+ CPS elementary schools each year. As a whole, Dancing with Class has introduced social dance to more than 50,000 Chicago youth since 2006. More than 200 students have gone on to participate as Dancing with Class All-Stars since 2012.


Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Dancing with Class All-Stars achieved the following:

        •  Performance at Six Flags Great America
        •  Participation and performance at the Chicago International Salsa Congress
      •  Community performance for the Deerfield KIDDOS organization
      •  Public performances at the Chicago Children's Book Fair and Chicago Summerdance
      •  Crowd-pleasing performance at the May I Have This Dance winter showcase, including a full section of choreography created by the All-Stars

The All-Stars have many ambitions for the year ahead, including:

      •  Performing at 3 major Chicago summer festivals
      •  Building its summer teen program for high school students
        •  Entering their first-ever large-scale dance competition
      •  New costumes, new choreography, new performance opportunities

How You Can Help

Ongoing fundraising is required to ensure the continuation of the program and help the All-Stars achieve their goals.  Your tax-deductible contribution to Fractured Atlas , fiscal sponsor of the Dancing with Class™ All-Stars Foundation, will help cover the cost of professional dance training for the students in addition to covering costs related to performing and competing, such as costumes, event entry fees, etc.

(Your Credit Card statement will list Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor)
If you prefer to send a check, please download our donation form.
The Dancing with Class™ All-Stars Foundation is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Dancing with Class™ All-Stars Foundation must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" only and are tax‚Äźdeductible to the extent permitted by law.
Thank you for your support in inspiring a new generation of dancers to dream big and achieve excellence!

Join our Leadership Team
The DwC All-Stars is currently looking for volunteers to join the following committees:
1. Programming - this committee helps plan and implement training sessions and performance opportunities for the All-Stars.

2. Marketing & Communications -  this committee builds awareness about the DwC All-Stars program and events.
3. Fundraising this committee plans the DwCAll-Stars annual fundraising campaign and other fundraising efforts throughout the year.
4. Strategy & Leadership -  this committee provides overall leadership for the DwC All-Stars.
All committees would welcome new volunteers to support the program and help DwC All-Stars make an even greater impact on young lives. To volunteer, please send an email expressing your interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donation Levels

Covers one day of dance training for one child.
Buys costume pieces (tie, vest, dance skirt, etc.) for one child.
Covers the cost of dance convention performance entry fee for 2 children.
PATRON: $100
Covers one session of dance training (10 weeks) for one child.
Covers one full year of dance training (3 sessions @ 10 weeks) for one child. 
Buys costume pieces (ties, vests, dance skirts, etc.) for the entire team.
ALL-STAR: $1,000
Covers one full session of training for the entire All-Stars team.




A very special thank you to the following...

Chicago Park Disrict
CPS Office of Student Health & Wellness
Playworks Chicago
Common Threads
Cook County Hospital System
DeSueno Dance

Chicago White Sox
Chicago Wolves
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Gogo Squeeze





Kathy Ross (producer)
Jim Johnston (producer)
Herb Roman (director)
Anonymous (director)
Judith & Dennis Hearn (patron)
Len Pouncey (patron)
Tom Finley (patron)
Janice Matthews (patron)
Dana Butler (patron)
Julia Gregory (patron)
Denita Gregory (patron)
Grant Carter (dancer)
Claudia Sulkowski (patron)
Ilyssa Werstler (patron)
Lai Kwok (dancer)
Rita Federman (dancer)
Phil Chiricotti (dancer)
Celeste Jacklin Chiricotti (dancer)
Jacqueline Gonzalez (dancer)
Diana Alvarez (dancer)
Dan Terkell (dancer)
Gerardo Villarreal (dancer)
Lailani Workman (dancer)
Christine Keyes (dancer)
Brian Berman (dancer)