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Alexandra C
2700 Capitol Ave
(Sacramento )
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the project

The Sensory Friendly Dance Program welcomes everyone to participate in the power of dance! Since 2017, our programming invites neurodiverse and neurotypical community members to enjoy live dance experiences in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

With your support, this summer we will present a family-friendly performance of Peter Rabbit on August 13, 2022 at The Sofia, home of B Street Theatre. Traditional theater rules are relaxed and participants are allowed to enter and exit as needed, play with fidget toys, dance, talk, sing and express themselves as they feel comfortable. Families can enjoy quality time at the theatre without worry, and are provided an opportunity to connect with our community in a climate of acceptance and understanding. Sensory Friendly Dance is committed to make it's performances as accessible as possible to the community. In addition to keeping ticket prices at just $5 per person, Sensory Friendly Dance has offered 100 free tickets annually to families with a financial need. 

Additionally, we are excited for the return of our Sensory Friendly Dance Classes for the first time since 2019! From July 26th to August 11th we will offer introductory dance classes for individuals of all ages with autism on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. These classes are designed to embrace all abilities and offer neurodiverse individuals a space to explore dance in a judgement-free zone.

Donations made to Sensory Friendly Dance this summer will support our dance class and performance programs. Thank you for helping us further our mission to make dance accessible to everyone in our community. 


the steps

Sensory Friendly Dance Classes

July 26th - August 11th on Tuesday & Thursday Mornings

9:00-9:45am - Class for Children ages 5-10yrs

10:00-10:45am Class for Teens ages 11-17yrs

11:00-11:45am Class for Adult ages 18yrs and up


Ron Cunningham's Peter Rabbit at The Sofia, home of B Street Theatre

Saturday August 13, 2022 at 2pm

why we're doing it

We believe that access to the arts is fundamental and that dance is for everyone. Thanks to people like you, we are able to turn that belief into action. We want to foster an environment of inclusivity and acceptance in the performing arts and provide space for our community to connect with each other through the arts. 


Disbursed budget 9/1/2022:

Theater $2,581.50
Insurance $1,450
Artist Payments $8,000
Production $1,500
Marketing $83.55


TOTAL RAISED = $13,830.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $214.95


Original budget:

Donations between $10-$99 helps subsize our low-cost dance classes and performances, supports our dance instructors and studio rental costs, hires an ASL interpreter for our performance, and helps cover the cost of sensory friendly materials for our Quiet Zone such as fidget toys, craft materials, and noise-reducing headphones.

Donations between $100-$499 helps subsidize our advertising costs, prints our performance program, covers our administrative and general operating costs, and sponsors a family four-pack of free tickets to our performance for those with a financial need.

Donations between $500-$999 funds our insurance needs, a truck rental for the production, the costumes and sets that bring our performance to life, and other production elements.

Donations between $1,000-$5,000 helps fund our big ticket items like the theater rental and our artist payments. 

DBA Arts Fee $700

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



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