Donate2Dance wants your gently worn tap, ballet, jazz, and musical theatre character shoes to donate to underserved communities and dancers in need. The initiative, launched by young New York City-based dancers and sisters Ava and Sophia Paley, is a partnership with the Shuffles Broadway Tap and Musical Theater School.
Earlier this month, Donate2Dance delivered 50 pairs of dance shoes to Rosie’s Theater Kids and is currently collecting shoes for its next donation round. The initiative is in contact with over 25 dance schools, some of which cater to children with special needs, in cities around the country.
Collection bins can be found at Shuffles, located at 48 West 68th Street, and at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center at 248 West 60th Street. You can also contact Donate2Dance about setting up a donation drop off or pick up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org