June 05, 2019

June 2019 eNews

Please Give to Our Year End Appeal

The end of our fiscal year is rapidly approaching! Please renew your annual fund gift to NC Arts in Action before June 30, 2019.  Your continued support is vital to NC AIA's ability to provide life skills through dance and music to 1300 children across Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties. We are $16,650 toward our goal of $30,000. Please give today by check or online Learn more>

April 11, 2019

April 2019 eNews

NC AIA & LEAP celebrating our residency with Duane Cyrus!


North Carolina Arts in Action invites you to the Performance Showcase of LEAP Team with acclaimed Teaching Artist Duane Cyrus. Learn more>

March 15, 2019

March 2019 eNews

Duane Cyrus, an acclaimed professor of Dance at UNC Greensboro, holding degrees in dance from the University of Illinois and The Juilliard School, has brought his extensive background in modern dance to our LEAP Team this Spring. Duane has developed his method Theatre of Movement, which emphasizes engagement over instruction, and utilizes dance to explore educational themes as well as diversity and inclusion.  Learn more>

kewood Elementary Schools Celebrate with Capstone Performances

Congratulations to the fourth grade students from Holt and Lakewood Elementary Schools in Durham for their stellar performances of Dancing the American Revolution! Learn more>

February 07, 2019

February 2019 eNews

Holt & Lakewood Elementary Schools Celebrate with Capstone Performances

Congratulations to the fourth grade students from Holt and Lakewood Elementary Schools in Durham for their stellar performances of Dancing the American Revolution! Learn more>

January 07, 2019

We Reached Our Challenge Goal

Year-End Challenge Achieved

Thank you for helping us meet and exceed our grant total of $35,000 in gifts made at year end. We have earned the match from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. With $43,172 raised between November 1 and December 31, NC Arts in Action exceeded its challenge goal and we thank you for your generous support! Learn more>

December 17, 2018

It's not too late - help NC AIA meet our match goal!

In this season of giving YOU are making a difference.


NC Arts in Action has 15 days to go and $8,500 more to raise to receive the 1:1 match issued by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. To those who made a gift during this challenge time - thank you for your support. To those who haven't given yet - please help us meet our goal by giving by December 31.  Learn more>

December 05, 2018

December 2018 eNews


NC Arts in Action received a 1:1 matching grant to challenge our community to give during the final months of the year. The William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust will match the first $35,000 in donations that arrive before January 1, 2019. Any gift given from November 1 through December 31 will count for the match. This includes checks, and online donations. Please help us meet our $35,000 year-end goal by donating before the end of December.  Learn more>

November 07, 2018

November 2018 eNews

#GivingTuesday November 27th 
"My son is on the LEAP Team and he has opened up so much as an individual. He was shy and socially awkward before joining this year. I have seen so much progress and growth in him over the last few months since being on the Team. This year was the first time he received all 3's on his report card and he's in 4th grade. The biggest difference - Arts In Action! So for me and my son it's been a Godsend. Thank you Arts in Action for being here for my son and so many other children!" - Parent of LEAP dancer Learn more>

October 08, 2018

October 2018 eNews


We are underway in Wake County at Green Elementary and Millbrook Elementary Schools this month. We continue our programs at Holt and Lakewood Elementary Schools in Durham.  Learn more>

September 11, 2018

September 2018 eNews

Our innovative program has begun

This school year we have added one new school in Durham!  Lakewood Elementary School on Vesson Avenue in Durham began its in-school NC AIA residency last week. Holt Language Academy Elementary School began our program in August and the students are quickly learning. Learn more>

August 16, 2019

August 2018 eNews

We Met Our Challenge Goal

On behalf of the 1300 children we reach in North Carolina, our board of directors and staff, I thank you for your wonderful support during our school year end challenge. Our challenge was to raise an additional $30,000 by June 30 and we met it, raising $33,766.  Learn more>

June 05, 2019

June 2018 eNews

A thank you from our Artistic Director

What a thrilling season here at North Carolina Arts in Action. This year over 1,200 students were introduced to the transformative power of the arts. I am extremely grateful to our phenomenal teaching artists and musicians who inspired our students to reach for the stars and achieve excellence. Learn more>

April 21, 2018

April 2018 eNews


NC Arts in Action held an event to celebrate our growth on March 28 at Devolve on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. Wake County teachers and administrators gave glowing reports to a crowd of 125 on the empowering effect our program is having on their students. More than $15,000 was raised to aid in our expansion efforts. Thanks to all who attended and sponsored this event. Learn more>

March 30, 2018

A Note of Thanks

Dear NC Arts in Action Friends,

On behalf of the 1,200 children we reach in North Carolina, our Board of Directors and staff, thank you for helping us grow by leaps and bounds.

We appreciate all who were able to attend our celebration, as well as those who while not able to join, responded with contributions. Learn more>

March 20, 2018

Join us to celebrate the growth of NC Arts in Action!

March 28th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Devolve

304 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh NC 27603


Get Tickets Here!


Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, live music, and hear from Wake County Principals, Teachers and Students about the effect our program is having in schools. Tickets are $75 and available through Eventbrite. See below for additional information about this event.  Learn more>

March 09, 2018

Jacques D'Amboise Returns to Triangle

National Dance Institute founder and world reknown choreographer and dancer Jacques D'Amboise is visiting NC AIA this week, teaching at several schools and meeting our program's supporters. This week he has observed and taught at York and Rashkis Elementary Schools. He praised Wakelon's fourth grade dancers as they presented their season ending performance. He also will observe our LEAP team on Saturday, as well as promoting NC Arts in Action among our top supporters at a donor event.

Learn more>

February 09, 2018

Millbrook Gives Stellar Performances

Congratulations to the fourth-grade team at Millbrook Elementary School for their wonderful performances yesterday in "Common Cents: Dancing for Change." Our program was written, choreographed and directed by Artistic Director Alton Tisino with musical direction by Doug Largent and assistant direction by Suzi Landis and Sue Smith. Fourth grade students learned about the economy, the value of money, and danced their way through business plans, advertising, and international trading.  Learn more>

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August 14, 2017

NC Arts in Action conducted a  FREE 3 - Day Training Workshop, Aug. 14th - 16th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00, using the award-winning teaching methodologies of the National Dance Institute of New York.  Curr...

May 21, 2017

On Sunday, May 21, our Learning, Excellence and Perseverance (LEAP) team dancers gave a season-ending, stellar performance at the Nasher Museum on Duke campus. 

The LEAP program fulfills a community need...

May 4, 2017

We extend our heartiest applause to Baileywick Elementary School, its fourth grade students, teachers and administrators for their excellent performances yesterday in The Collision: Technology Meets the...

April 24, 2017



Congratulations to Rashkis and Rolesville Elementary Schools and their fourth grade students and teams for their outstanding performances on Thursday and Friday in The Collision: Tech...

April 5, 2017

Congratulations to York Elementary Schools and its fourth grade students and team for their capstone performances today in The Collision: Technology Meets the Arts. 

For the past 16 weeks York fourt...

April 4, 2017

Congratulations to Wakelon Elementary School and its fourth grade students and team for their outstanding performances today in The Collision: Technology Meets the Arts. 

Today's program w...

March 23, 2017



Congratulations to Knightdale and Lake Myra Elementary schools and its fourth grade students and teams for their outstanding combined performance yesterday in The Collision: Technolo...

March 4, 2017

NC Arts in Action's LEAP team performed at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday March 4. This group of dancers from schools in Wake, Orange and Durham Counties are Arts in Action's ambassadors for the progra...

February 9, 2017

Congratulations to Millbrook Magnet Elementary School and its fourth grade students and team for their stellar performances today in "The Collision: Technology Meets the Arts." 

Today's program was writt...

January 7, 2017

Thanks to our NC Arts in Action supporters,

Thank you for helping us meet our grant total of $35,000 in individual gifts. We have earned the match from our foundation donor! With over $38,100 raised be...

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