DREAM Program

The DREAM Builders campaign will fuel the transformation of more lives through dance. 

The goal of the DREAM Builders campaign is to raise $9 million for the opening of the DREAM Center for Dance on U Street and the expansion of DREAM's programming.

The DREAM Center will provide a centrally-located home where students will receive world-class dance training integrated with comprehensive academic and family support services. 

Campaign Launch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

Expanding Our DREAM

Over the next five years, the $9 million DREAM Builders Campaign will capitalize the CityDance DREAM Center for Dance to include a new facility, significant deepening and expansion of programming, and an increased capacity to enroll more students. Located on Historic U Street in downtown Washington, DC, the DREAM Center for Dance will provide a stable, permanent home where our students can feel safe and supported for the longterm. Surrounded by a dedicated team of professional teaching artists and experienced social service staff, our students will be armed with the tools and skills necessary for successful transitions from childhood to adolescence and into adulthood.

DREAM Center for Dance

Funding Needed: 3 Million

Funds will support the build-out of state-of-the-art dance studios, a black-box theater, an education center, family services and counseling suites, and administrative offices

Programmatic & Operational Growth

Funding Need: $6 Million

With the expansion of our programming, we are ensuring more students have the tools to pursue and achieve their dreams. Funds will enable DREAM to triple the number of students served and support the operations of the DREAM Center for Dance in the following key areas:

  • Dance Training & Education: Intensive dance training classes in multiple genres, access to renowned faculty, artists and companies, participation in summer intensives and performances throughout the year.
  • Academic Services: Providing a full academic and college preparatory curriculum of educational resources and mentorship to all students, implemented and managed on-site.
  • Family Services: In-house and drop-in counseling for students on-site and comprehensive parent engagement activities and enrichment workshops. 

DREAM Builders Campaign Chair Mr. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., with DREAM students at the campaign launch.