11.7% of Colorado's youth live below the poverty line. Access to art is vital for the social and emotional well-being of young people. Families are struggling to pay for their children's love of dance and we are stepping in to fill the gap. By providing scholarships to young dancers in financial need, CDCC can help make sure these youth have access to the creative outlet they need. Dance has lifelong benefits and there is no reason why any young person should have to forgo the joy of dance due to a lack of resources. Dance studios can only scholarship so many students without subsidies themselves, which leaves a large population of youth unable to pursue the high-quality dance education they deserve. Colorado Dance Community Coalition is here to help! Help us grow our inaugural Scholarship Fund! Applications for Scholarships open March 15th!