Excellence Dance Studio, Inc.
PO BOX 10557
Contact Information
Address PO BOX 10557
Telephone (850) 2701226
E-mail admin@excellencedancestudioinc.org
At A Glance
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 20-8094996
Year of Incorporation 2007
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,000.00
Projected Expenses $700.00
Mission Statement
Our Mission is to innovate and inspire young and old through the creative medium of Performing Arts. We serve in rural and inner city areas of Madison, Leon, Jefferson,Wakulla and Gadsden counties
Needs Statement
I will provide to you six objectives of partnership initiatives

1.  Influence
 I have an Idealist influence that correlates to Excellence Dance Studio, Inc.  mission. It is described as innovative

2. Travel
I have certain challenges in getting to our service areas, which is about five counties deep: Leon-Tallahassee, Madison, Gadsden-Quincy, Jefferson-Monticello, Wakulla counties

We desire to create a unique summer enrichment program that specialize in talent development and academically

We perform estimated 6-8 shows locally and  annually in our service areas free of charge.  Although, we seek to create a traveling tour production through applying for state tour grant funding if available
to put our shows on the road!  As well as it teaches our children that it goes beyond their current social climate expanding our territories in which builds strong characters.

3. Impact
We provide an outlet to reach their undiscovered resources by evolving our youth of "rural" counties to access "city" resources which can provide social correlation and build stronger communities

4. Expansion
We are seeking ways to expanding our service areas by securing ways to have a major impact on a larger scale that's why I need YOU :-)

5. Audience
Our audience knows our brand in a "micro" area a lot of "little" people knows of Excellence Dance Studio, Inc.  Although, I desire to introduce Excellence Dance Studio, Inc. to the "bigger" people such as YOURSELF

6. Excellence has a program called "Getting2KnowU" 
Its geared to bridge the gap between the child & parent. We have a deeply looked into thoroughly seeking different creative ways in establishing a Family Connectedness. Because, it increases the self net-worth in child and parent, which can facilitate in creating or modifying  a better family relationship
Impact Statement
Highlight of past activities

2012 Black History Month Nonprofit Honoree
2012 Dept. of Health Office of Minority Health Leader for Madison County
2014 FAMU Black Males Explorer Summer Dance Instruction Partnership 
2014 City of Tallahassee Walker Ford Community Center Summer Dance Instruction Partnership
2014 City of Tallahassee Jack McLean Community Center Summer Dance Instruction Partnership 
1.  ending violence of any kind in our community
2.  raising awareness of green initiative such as litter free land
3.  homelessness prevention
4.  GED Prepardedness Assistance
5.  Require our Board of Directors to discover ways to make a social impact
Background Statement
It began from a summer dance workshop held in Madison Florida during summer of 2006
Service Categories
Youth Community Service Clubs
Family Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Board Chair Statement Excellence Dance Studio, Inc. will provide a home to the creative class of diverse students, who not only are engaged in the community in which they live but engaged in the expression of ideas that have made and continue to make our community great!
CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement I cordially welcome you to our web page, in which we have included information on the business activities where we render our services. Hopefully this profile can be the proof of the Excellence Dance Studio Inc.'s growth, from its origin, 7.5 years ago. The web page represents the values that sustain the Excellence Dance Studio Inc.: the commitment with the youth, the search for maximum quality standards, this profile is at your disposal. I hope it allows you to have access, quickly and efficiently, to the information you need. Do not hesitate to contact us for further data or express your opinions

Will provide students the essentials of life skills to be knowledgeable about who they are, and the where true beauty comes from and where they are going. This means that the curriculum will dispel the taboos that the social norm of their environment wants them to believe and to find out based on factual findings about themselves in order to build healthy wholeness in long term success physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.

Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years), At-Risk Populations,
Short Term Success
self awareness and evaluation for improvement
Long term Success
create youth leaders
Program Success Monitored By
internal staff
Examples of Program Success
higher youth self esteem and character development progression

Identify child's and parent's self-esteem and teach them excellent behavioral traits along with bullying prevention strategies, personal hygiene awareness, health, skin, hair, journaling, providing monthly character workshops and community service project with a Save our Planet initiative of adopt a highway & community gardening initiative, Elder Assisted Living Community Service, Thanksgiving Food Outreach, Adopt a Family for the Holidays etc...;

Budget $500.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Personal Enrichment
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short Term Success
adapt in daily lives
Long term Success
promotes healthy citizenship values
Program Success Monitored By
internal staff
Examples of Program Success
youth view changes their environment now as opposed to future
Description It is the hypothesis that there is a positive correlation between participation in the programs of Excellence Dance Studio, Inc. and these five elements:
Category Education, General/Other Curriculum Development
Population Served , ,
Short Term Success
to modify curriculum to address the current need individually or whole
Long term Success
continuation assessment of program success
Program Success Monitored By
internal staff
Examples of Program Success
to utilize surveys to determine family challenges and getting specified data from parent versus child responses
Description Public Speaking curriculum for youth teaches public speaking and excellent leadership skills; Poetry will be encouraged as a creative expression technique, mocked Interviews, debates and speech including speakers' bureau for advanced speakers
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Communication Systems
Population Served , ,
Short Term Success
the improvement to our families communication skills
Long term Success it is an outside reputable public speaking platform
Program Success Monitored By
Toastmasters International
Examples of Program Success
freedom to verbalize your needs and wants through adaptable non violent settings
  • Students learn the basic skills and techniques of ballet. Proper etiquette and technique is also introduced as young ones learn basic movement.
  • Students explore dance and movement through space. Students will learn basic movement technique from various dance forms as a way to build "movement vocabulary" in order to initiate improvisation and basic movement phrases
  • Students develop flexibility and technique in tumbling learning basic rolls, stretches, and jumps Generation of Excellence Dance Team/ Cheerleading Students learn hip moves and gain technique in hip-hop dance. This also includes cheerleading skill and technique; learning simple cheering phrases and combinations
  • To encourage artistic expression by drawing, painting and writing or other creative techniques Jazz Students are taught basic movements in jazz dance. This will also include basic tap movement and technique. Students are also introduced to the basic skills of understanding music and rhythm as it relates to dance
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Choreography
Population Served Families, ,
Short Term Success
freedom of artistic expression and talent development therapy
Long term Success
wholistic approach to performing arts
Program Success Monitored By
internal staff
Examples of Program Success
home school taught student socially adapting with school based student all inclusive of underprivileged youth and inner city youth ability to work together on one common goal
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
our challenges are financial sustainability to expand program or services
Board Chair
Board Chair Sherika Duncan
Company Affiliation Excellence Dance
Term June 2006 to July 2016
Email admin@excellencedancestudio.org
Board Co-Chair
Term July 2015 to June 2020
Board Members
Sherika Duncan Community Volunteer
Mrs. Tammatha Grice Educator Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Dorothy Jackson Grant Research Coordinator
Rahsaan Jones Character Development Social Development
Mrs. VaLisa McGhee City of Tallahassee
Dr John Presha IIIMarketing Director Public Relations
Rosalind Robinson Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Risk Management Provisions
Blanket Personal Property
Standing Committees
CEO Comments

Here are some practical ways to strengthen governance:

  • Have auditors and program evaluators report to the board. Agencies frequently hire two types of independent evaluators: CPA auditors and program evaluators. But in both cases these independent professionals are typically chosen by staff (often with just a cursory approval by the board), report to staff, and work as partners to staff in the staff's relationship with the board. Instead, such evaluators should make their reports directly to the board and to the staff. Auditors should be selected by and report to the board or the board audit committee.
  • Consider board stipends. To give a signal about the importance and seriousness of board work, we should take another look at the corporate practice of payments for board service. Much of the nonprofit sector has summarily dismissed such stipends: isn't the board supposed to raise money? Some large nonprofit institutions already pay board members $200/meeting, but smaller organizations could consider small stipends such as $15/meeting. Such stipends reimburse board members for expenses, and demonstrate visibly that the agency places a real value on board support and governance. (Some board members may choose to contribute their stipends back to their organizations.)
  • Consider a paid secretary to the board. Local government councils and commissions often have their own staff, separate from the agency staff that reports to the Chief Administrative Officer. Boards of many nonprofits have far-reaching responsibilities, and board officers may not have personal secretaries they can assign to board support. A paid board secretary, perhaps working only a few hours a week, can act as the board's facilitator, reminder, educator. Duties might include: board correspondence, obtaining information from staff or others at board request, clipping from professional journals for the board, minutes and follow-up for the board, meeting arrangements, and helping new officers with their responsibilities. Having their "own" staff can help board members be better supporters as well as governors.
  • Recruit governors. When recruiting, boards should seek members who are good governors as well as those who are good supporters: people who know clients as well as people who know philanthropists, people familiar with nonprofit management as well as those familiar with business, operational volunteers as well as fundraising volunteers, people who ask critical questions as well as people who cheer. A diverse board such as this will keep the agency rooted in the world it serves as well as in the world in which it raises funds.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Sherika Duncan
Term Start June 2006
Email admin@excellencedancestudio.org
žAble to determine the mission and purposes of organization.
žExcellent communication and writing skills.
žAbility for selecting executive staff through an appropriate process.
žAble to provide ongoing support and guidance for executive.
žProficient with computer literate such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power point and Internet.
žAble to work independently and under pressure also.
žAble to observe organization programs and services.
žResponsible for other duties as assigned.
žComputer Skills: Proficient with,
žMS Suite
žApplication Development
žGraphic Design
žOther Skills:
žProject Management
žEvent Planning
žExpert Matter
žPublic Speaking
žWork Experience:
žExcellence Dance Studio, Inc.
žExecutive director
žResponsible for supervising service programs and daily operations of organization.
žResponsible for training staff members, developing programs, soliciting funds and recruiting board members.
žOversee the annual fund raising events.
žResponsible for building the organization into valuable service provider.
žManage and plan the annual budget.
žResponsible for preparing federal, state and private grant proposals with high record of receipt.
žResponsible for setting culture awareness programs to provide financial relief to family.
žResponsible for other duties as assigned.
žAssociate of Arts Degree, North Florida Community College
žBachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science business minor, Florida A&M University
žpending Master's Degree in Business Administration,specialization in Public Management Ashford University Dec 2015
žReferences: Available upon request.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Tri-Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
City of  Parks & Recreation
FAMU Black Males Explorer Program
Leon County
State of Florida Department of Transportation
State of Florida Department Florida Heritage Month
Children's Week 
Black History Month Nonprofit OganizationBlack History Month Festival2012
Community Healthcare PioneerFlorida Department of Health - Office of Minority Health2011
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2015
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2015
Projected Revenue $2,000.00
Projected Expenses $700.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$2,750--$1,305
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.22--0.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%--100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$0--$0
Current Assets$0--$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0--$0
Current Liabilities$0--$0
Total Net Assets$0--$0
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Organization Comments Our organization did not pursue aggressively financial support.  It has been proving its sustainability based on need analysis and accountability since its inception.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the Profit and Loss Statements
  • Organization failed to submit Form 990-N in 2012, therefore we did not analyze that year
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit Excellence Dance Studio, Inc.
Address PO BOX 10557
TALLAHASSEE , FL 323022557
Primary Phone 850 2701226
CEO/Executive Director Sherika Duncan
Board Chair Sherika Duncan
Board Chair Company Affiliation Excellence Dance
Year of Incorporation 2007