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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Dancing Classrooms

A BBB Accredited charity

 



Expiration Date:
08/2016
Name:
Dancing Classrooms
Formerly known as:
Dancing Classrooms
Address:
25 West 31st Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
212-244-9442
Year, State Incorporated:
1984, New Jersey
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the practice of social dance. Our vision is to meaningfully participate in the development of schools and communities where every child is connected, respected, and provided a safe environment in which to thrive. Through standards-based, in-school residencies, we use the vocabulary of ballroom dance to cultivate the positive feelings that are inherent in every child. The maturity necessary to dance together fosters respect, teamwork, confidence and a sense of joy and accomplishment, which we hope to bring to every child. Ballroom dance is the medium we use to nurture these qualities. "





Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Dancing Classrooms meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Dancing Classrooms is an in-school social and emotional learning program that cultivates essential life skills in fifth and eighth grade children though the practice of ballroom dance. The Dancing Classrooms program transforms girls and boys into mature, self-reliant, and elegant young ladies and gentlemen during its 10-week residencies. With core values of respect, compassion and creating a safe space, Dancing Classrooms Teaching Artists create environments and model behaviors that offer children a place to thrive during their school day. Principals, teachers and parents have praised our program for developing important skills and behaviors in their students, including civility, respect, teamwork and self-discipline.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. John Schultz, CEO
Compensation*:
$150,000
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Glen de Vries
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
President
Board Size:
17
Paid Staff Size:
62



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Invitations to fund raising events and planned giving arrangements.
Fund raising costs were 25.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,172,888, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Dancing Classrooms' Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Dance Instruction fees

$1,433,243

Contributions

709,099

Benefit event income

518,801

Licensing fees

135,310

Net investment income

67,709

Donated Legal Services

40,003

Other income

35,621

Performance fees

3,800

Less direct benefit expenses

(95,015)

Total Income

$2,848,571

Program Expenses  

Dancing Classrooms NYC

$1,772,437

National Network Expansion

272,620

Dancing Classrooms Academy

188,230

Youth Dance Academy

28,428
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

2,261,715
297,049
105,288

$2,664,052

$184,519




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative 4% 
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Beginning net assets $1,434,120
Ending net assets 1,618,639
Total liabilities 104,246

Total assets

$1,722,885






 

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