Friends of Metro Dance
Attn: Centennial Performing Arts Studios
P.O. Box 196340
Nashville TN 37219-6304
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Mission Statement
Friends of Metro Dance is a volunteer organization supporting the quality educational programs of the Dance Division of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathryn Wilkening
Board Chair Stephanie Higgins
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1995
Former Names
Metro Dance Associates
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $112,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $79,761.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission
Friends of Metro Dance is a volunteer organization supporting the quality educational programs of the Dance Division of the Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation
Background
In 1991, Metro Dance Associates formed to fund additional freelance dance instructors and expand the Metro Parks Dance Division class offerings. In 1995, the organization obtained non-profit status and now supports the Dance Division beyond the scope of government funding. The group funds performances by Centennial Youth Ballet and sponsors special dance-related activities including a summer dance intensive for teens, free community programs, continuing education for faculty, student scholarships, and master classes open to Dance Division students and the general public. Additionally, Friends of Metro Dance equips and maintains three state of the art dance studios and has been critical to sustaining affordable dance education within the public sector in Nashville.
Impact
1) Completed  2016 Mini-Nutcracker public performance with youth ballet dancers, 2017 Mini-Nutcracker is planned to perform December 1 to 3rd, 2017.
2) Completed Dancing with Parkinson's classes. Funding was provided to lengthen sessions.
3) Completed 2017 public Spring performance with youth ballet dancers. 
4) Completed 2017 Summer dance intensive for youth dancers.
5) Provided funding for additional coaches and costume coordinator for Centennial Youth Ballet.
6) Provided a state of the art dance floor for Looby Theater. This floor will be used by any community group using the Looby stage for dance and theater musicals. 
7) Added new performance costuming.
8) Provided scholarships including dance attire to students who need financial assistance. 
9) Dancing through the Curriculum funding was provided as an outreach program to serve youth in community centers.
10) Held an Open House to engage and educate the community about Metro Dance programs.
Needs
1) Funding for Dancing with Parkinson's program ($4500 / yr)
2) Funding for student scholarships ($6800 / yr)
3) Funding for additional Community Dance Programs in Ten Community Centers ($8000/yr) 
3) Funding for professional development ($5000 / yr)
4) Funding for Isadora Duncan Workshop, Cultural Arts Event ($3500/yr)
 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations can be made by check made payable to:

Friends of Metro Dance

Attn: Centennial Performing Arts Studios

P.O. Box 196340

Nashville, TN 37219-6340

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Dance
Secondary Organization Category Youth Development /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
Friends of Metro Dance supports dance programs in Davidson County serving residents of Davidson and bordering counties.
Board Chair Statement Thank you for your support. Your donations will help support scholarships for young dancers, provide guest instructors for specialty dance classes, create performance opportunities, enhance dance costumes, improve the dance facilities and environment, and contribute to other community dance programs, including free Parkinson's classes. 
CEO Statement Friends of Metro Dance sustains a high-quality public dance program in Nashville that welcomes students from diverse racial and socio-economic backgrounds and creates a supportive environment where students of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can gain the social, physical and creative benefits of dance education. Friends of Metro Dance also successfully maintains a high level of parent and volunteer involvement in all aspects of programming from ushering at performances to making costumes to fundraising. 
Programs
Category
Population Served , ,
Description
Friends of Metro Dance is the primary support organization for the educational programs conducted within Metro Parks' Dance Division. Centennial Youth Ballet which operates out of the Centennial Performing Arts Studios currently has about 250 students ranging in age from 8 to 18. For over 40 years, the Centennial Youth Ballet has offered the Nashville community quality performances at a reasonable cost while often giving underserved youth performance opportunities not otherwise available to them. 
 
Friends of Metro Dance funding provides costumes, scenery and set design, studio flooring, barres and mirrors, sound equipment, guest artist, funding for the Mini-Nutcracker and spring ballet performances, two week summer intensive classes, and continuing education for instructors.  
Budget $20,000
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
CEO Comments

Your donation will help support scholarships for young dancers, provide guest instructors for specialty dance classes, create performance opportunities, enhance dance costumes, and contribute to other community dance programs. Programs, such as Dancing with Parkinson's and Metro Parks Community Centers Outreach are currently reduced in scope due to lack of funding. These programs are important for building community relationships and for providing creative and confidence building activities for our children. Your donations and support will help deliver these programs.

 
 
Board Chair
Board Chair Stephanie Higgins
Term Feb 2014 to Oct 2018
Email higginsrus@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Julie Buzzell Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Laurie Ford Voting
Laura Gray Community VolunteerVoting
Bob Lyons Outdoor Lighting PerspectivesVoting
Amy Seigenthaler Voting
Lynn Sherman Voting
Stephanie Shippen Voting
Janis Turner Voting
Jane Vandeventer RetiredVoting
Lee Warren Voting
Kathryn Wilkening Metro Parks Director of DanceExofficio
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 70%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Kathryn Wilkening
Term Start Jan 2013
Email Kathryn.Wilkening@nashville.gov
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Richmond Narion Oct 2013 - Oct 2016
Shelby Smith Oct 2010 - Sept 2014
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 75
Contractors 16
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Tennessee Association of Dance1995
Tennesseans for the Arts1995
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $79,761.00
Projected Expenses $112,000.00
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$53,310$50,218$31,582
Administration Expense$7,523$2,889$3,770
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.181.221.64
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%95%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$269,613$258,579$247,015
Current Assets$241,213$227,290$212,837
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$269,613$258,579$247,015
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $64,412Program Revenue $57,273Program Revenue $52,707
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $5,820Membership Dues $6,368Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $3,249
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $1,600Contributions, Gifts and Grants $1,000Membership Dues $1,940
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires July 2018
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2017 - 2018 Budget2018
2016-2017 Budget2017
2015-2016 Budget2016
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financials taken from the Form 990.
Form 990 was completed by R.D. Garth, CPA.
Comment provided by Nicole Rose 09/25/2017
Nonprofit Friends of Metro Dance
Address Attn: Centennial Performing Arts Studios
P.O. Box 196340
Nashville, TN 37219 6304
Primary Phone (615) 430-8829
Contact Email higginsrus@comcast.net
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathryn Wilkening
Board Chair Stephanie Higgins
Year of Incorporation 1995
Former Names
Metro Dance Associates