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Demonstration Performances
More than 25,000 public school students come to UCLA's historic Royce Hall annually to experience world-class music, dance and theater through DFS Demonstration Performances. Powered by the imaginative programming of UCLA Live, Design for Sharing has presented unique and significant performers including Yo-Yo Ma, Blind Boys of Alabama, Royal Shakespeare Company, Newport Jazz, Los Angeles Opera, Miami City Ballet, Merce Cunningham and more. Children participate and interact with performers to learn about diverse art forms and explore their own creative potential. Detailed educational materials and information about performers are provided in advance to teachers to maximize students' learning and to build the excitement for these special encounters. This year Design for Sharing is expanding the scope of its programming by engaging students in classroom residencies, using participatory arts activities to enhance and illuminate the performance experience.

For many students a visit to Royce Hall is a FIRST: the first time in a concert hall, the first time experiencing a live performance, and the first time on a university campus. Design for Sharing opens the boundless world of the performing arts to students who do not otherwise have an opportunity to experience professional dance companies, world music artists, folk singers and classical musicians.

My Special World
An enlightening and inspirational experience for young children, My Special World introduces students in kindergarten through third grade to the performing arts through hands-on workshops with professional artists and performers. Children learn to make their own musical instruments, create colorful masks, or try their hand at "grand" opera, storytelling, and dance.

DFS extends its support throughout greater Los Angeles by purchasing and distributing thousands of tickets to UCLA Live performances for members of the community who could not otherwise attend these outstanding events. Tickets are distributed through more than 200 social service organizations including AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Fulfillment Fund, Plaza de la Raza, National MS Society, and many others.

DFS raises 100% of its program funds through tax-deductible contributions. DFS programs are made possible through the generous support of Individual Memberships, Foundation Grants and Corporate Sponsorships. Please consider sharing by joining Design for Sharing. Your contribution will enrich the lives of school children and the community.

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