DMF Youth empowers underserved youth through dance, fitness & life skill development

We believe in educating the whole child

Physical · Mental · Emotional

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Social

Improved social skills and interpersonal behavior
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Education

Improved grades and work habits

Behavior

Reduced misconduct and risky behavior

Self-Esteem

Increased self-esteem and confidence

Did you know?

Nearly half of all elementary school children are overweight according to The City of New York.

And the majority of NYC elementary schools fail to offer the required amount of Physical activity.

Did you know?

Nearly half of all elementary school children are overweight according to The City of New York.

And the majority of NYC elementary schools fail to offer the required amount of Physical activity.

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Equip underserved children with the tools they need to thrive.

We provide free high quality after-school and summer programming to underserved youth in New York City.

News & Events

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Every holiday season we gather with friends, family, delicious foods, and we are reminded to be grateful. But what exactly does it mean to be grateful? Gratitude can be hard to define - is it an emotion, a behavior, a personality trait? Although landing on an exact...

Teaching Empathy

Teaching Empathy

Over the past few weeks, our students have been learning about empathy. In a world where many people are quick to judge, react without thinking, and argue their points without truly listening to their opponents, empathy is needed more than ever. In the schools we...

Mother Daughter Sweat for a Cause!

Mother Daughter Sweat for a Cause!

Join DMF Youth for a unique sweat and bond fundraiser for mothers and daughters benefitting local at-risk youth. Lead by Lindi Duesenberg, DMF Youth founder and veteran Physique 57 instructor, this health and wellness fundraiser will begin with 45-minutes of dance...

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