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CHILDRENS DANCE INSTITUTE INC
August 14, 2009

TrICA has drifted far from their service and programs mission of providing dance and arts experiences to children. Their onsite programs are widely enjoyed by young children, but they charge thousands of dollars for these programs to cash-strapped public schools, using up PTA budgets. While they are draining arts funding from public schools, they are also paying executive salaries of $125,000 each year as well as launching a capital campaign to raise $5 million for an elaborate, fancy facility. If they can raise so much money, why not spend it on services, programs, and teachers?

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

dance recitals.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

spend time and money on on-site programs and reduce costs to children in need of services rather than build a luxurious facility.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their efficiently run, onsite programs.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

gracious, enthusiastic, and child-centered.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do the exact same thing it's doing now, but in a big fancy building. If they focused on services, they could bring dance to every little kid in Boise.

Ways to make it better...

the public school my child attends did not have to pay such a large amount for the program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a capital campaign of $5 million for a crumbling building when they could easily locate in a less expensive, more conducive location. Too much money spent on facility and executive pay instead of services.

One thing I'd also say is that...

neighbors oppose construction of their facility. The onsite services they provide are great. Money they raise could go to positive work that directly benefits children in need. People complain about the high cost of their classes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My son participated in their dance programs.