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

We believe in educating the whole child

Physical · Mental · Emotional



Improved social skills and interpersonal behavior


Improved grades and work habits


Reduced misconduct and risky behavior


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?

Children living in poverty are disadvantaged when it comes to developing essential cognitive skills such as attention, self-control, and memory.

Developing these skills is crucial for mental health, effective learning, and success.

Sponsor a Child

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

Registration is OPEN for Winter/Spring 2022 Programs!

Registration is OPEN for Winter/Spring 2022 Programs!

Welcome parents and caregivers!  Registration is now open for our upcoming Winter/Spring 2022 Afterschool Series! DMF stands for DANCE, MOTIVATION, FITNESS, and our afterschool program inspires youth to dream big, discover new skills, and develop confidence and...

Registration is OPEN for our Spring Programs!

Registration is OPEN for our Spring Programs!

DMF Youth is dancing into 2021 with another semester of online afterschool programs! This semester, we'll be taking a deep dive into some of our favorite dance genres. From hip-hop and breakdancing to modern and salsa, this session DMF Youth will be is dancing through...

New Year’s Day Charity Barre Class!

New Year’s Day Charity Barre Class!

We almost made it! 2021 is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off the new year than with some sweaty, good vibes and charity!?  Join DMF Youth founder, Lindi Duesenberg, for a donation based "Barre without the Barre" class benefitting DMF Youth! ...

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