The Mission of the Village Dancers is to provide free dance lessons to youth who are deserving but unable to explore
the Art form due to economic difficulties.
The History of the Village Dancers; the program was originally design and established in 2000 as a part of the degree
Dance program offered at San Francisco State University under the direction of Dr. Albirda Rose. Dr. Rose was the Dance
education specialist, during her tenure at the University. Upon her retirement she has continued with the program as faculty
Emeritus, working with both the University and Crossroads Charitable Foundation. As a Master Instructor in Dunham
Technique Dr. Rose uses the Dunham model of “Socialization Through the Arts” and “Inter Cultural Communication” to train
not only youth and teens in the community but also as a vehicle to train future teachers of dance. These are students who
attend the University or others who desire to work with and understand the diversity and richness of the unique communities
throughout the Bay Area.
Funding: all funding is acquired though donation, fundraising and grants. The student teachers are volunteers as well as
Dr. Rose. When funding is available a stipend is given to the student teachers. In kind services are still received from the
School of Music and Dance, The Theater Department, The Institute for Civic and Community Engagement from San Francisco
State University and Crossroads Charitable Foundation.
Check Payable To:
Village Dancers c/o Albirda Rose

African American Arts & Cultural
Complex Center 762 Fulton Street, San
Francisco, CA 94102
Youth Participants:  
- Receive ongoing training in several
dance styles

- Participate in the annual fall concert,
development of skills in performance,
discipline, and cooperation

- Build positive self-image and
self-esteem

- Explore how to build community  

- Build an understanding and
knowledge of reciprocity

- Gain a comprehensive understanding
of how to transfer dance knowledge
into other learning domains

- Have loyalty for yourself stay
faithful & dedicated to your goals

- Develop teaching techniques

- Formulate choreography for
performance

- Application of academic work with
real world opportunities

- Apply the knowledge of cultural
competency and understanding in a
real way

- Gain knowledge and understanding
of how to transfer dance skills to
other academic areas of learning

- Develop knowledge of producing a
concert performance

- Contribute in a positive way to
children and their community
 
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Village Dancers c/o Albirda Rose
African American Arts & Cultural Complex Center 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102