Fill The Gap

The actual cost of educating a DSA student with a comprehensive arts/academic education is $6,250, however the estimated 2017-18 DPS allocation for DSA students is $4,978 per student. So we are faced with a gap in fully funding a nationally competitive arts and academic education. This gap is $1,272 per student.

With all DSA parents coming together to Fill the Gap with a monthly, unrestricted contribution, we will be able to provide the quality educational programs in the arts and academics that our students deserve. A school-wide culture of philanthropy is essential to the success of our students, and fulfilling our mission…and together we will be stronger!

Your support of the Fill the Gap Campaign is greatly appreciated! CLICK HERE to donate.

Thank you!

Supporting DSA Dance in 2016/2017

The Dance Family Organization works to support the Department of Dance and Movement by raising funds that help pay for extraordinary expenses—costumes, lighting, music, sound equipment, field trips, or student scholarships, etc. How the funds are allocated in a given year depends greatly on the success of our efforts. This year, we’re repeating our direct donation campaign:

Turn Up The Volume

…and asking you (and friends, family, and others in the community) to write a check. It’s the best way to ensure your tax-deductible donation is 100% directed to the department. Any amount helps us toward our goal of $12,000 for the 2016/2017 school year. Make checks payable to Denver School of the Arts, put “Dance” in the memo line, and deliver them to Mr. O or Ms. K in person, through your dancer, or put them in the mail (DSA Dance, 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220). We’ll have flyers available at Back to School Night (or for download) that you can share with anyone who can help Turn Up The Volume.

What’s your volume? $20 | $200 | $2,000 – we appreciate your support and encourage you to make your check out(loud) today.


Did you know that “passive fundraising” programs also help support the Department of Dance and Movement? With minimal effort, and no cost, these kinds of programs kick-back money to the department. [the King Soopers Gift Card Program, the Discount Dance Supply points program, or the iGive Search and Shop program]

King Soopers 

When you use a Dance Department King Soopers Gift Card to purchase groceries or fuel at their stores, King Soopers donates 5% of every dollar spent to the Denver School of the Arts Department of Dance and Movement. A portion of money that you are already spending could be helping the department.

How does it work? Simply load (or reload repeatedly) the specially coded card with funds (by cash, check, or credit card) and use it to pay for groceries or gas. It’s that easy.

Get your card (or cards for everyone in the house, or grandparents, uncles, aunts, friends, neighbors) by contacting DFO using the form below, cards will periodically be distributed to students at school – we’ll let you know when yours is coming home. Include your contact information, and the name/grade of your student as well as the number of cards you’re requesting and any other details or special instructions about delivering the cards.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Student/Grade and other details/instructions

Enter the Code Above (help us stop spam)

Discount Dance Supply 

When shopping for dance wear online at Discount Dance Supply, use the code (Teacher ID) TP27568 to benefit the Department of Dance and Movement. The department earns points (dollars) every time you use this code – a value of 10% of your order is credited toward future DSA Dance purchases (costumes). You will also receive a 10% discount on your first order using the code.


By searching or shopping online through the iGive portal you can generate donations for the Denver School of the Arts Department of Dance and Movement. This no cost program pays the department a couple of cents for each internet search, and some percentage (varies by retailer, from less than 1% to more than 25%) of any purchase.

iGive provides the following promotional description of the program, and you can find all the details by visiting their site:

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