5.25.2009

Support Haniyyah Tahirah as she heads to the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Summer Intensive

Haniyyah Tahirah Muhammad of Los Angeles, a member of Divine Hands and a participant in Mother Tynetta's "Ta Ha Suite", recently auditioned and was accepted to participate in the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Summer Intensive!

She needs your help!

The Summer Intensive Program is a 6-week training program for pre-professional students, ages 16-25, with a minimum of three years of consistent training in ballet and modern dance.

She will be taking 12-15 technique classes weekly from the core curriculum which includes a daily ballet class and Horton or Graham-based modern classes five to six times per week. The core curriculum is supplemented by additional classes in jazz, tap, hip hop, Dunham, barre à terre, yoga and body conditioning.

She is asking her family, friends, and supporters for financial sponsorship to help her with tuition, room and board, and transportation.

The total amount she needs to raise is $6,000 (tuition+housing+airfare+food for 6 weeks). On May 16, her family held a fundraiser and was able to raise the $2,200 to cover her tuition and now they are working on room and board and airfare.

Donate today! Your gift of $1, $5, $10, or more can help her reach the goal and would be greatly appreciated.

(All photos by Malcolm Ali)

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