Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

The Movement Performing Arts can receive Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donations from approved businesses for the following programs:

Giving through EITC to the The Movement Performing Arts Inc.

The Movement Performing Arts Conservatory Inc is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) for the year 2021-2022, and is eligible to receive EITC funds. In order to be eligible to contribute to the Conservatory through this program, a business must elect on its application that it wishes to contribute to an EIO.

Funds received through the EITC program are used to offer free and subsidized admission to our Conservatory to K-12 students coming from schools within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Movement Performing Arts Programs that benefit from EITC:

MPAC’s Academic Programs

Kinesiology Program.

This program has been devised to give dancers in grades Kindergarten thru 6th a basic understanding of the human anatomy. Units have been formatted to give students introductory information about the mechanics of the dancing body as related to the elements of Dance: Body, Action, Space, Time and Energy. Dancers are not expected to have prior knowledge of kinesiology perspectives. However, the program explores healthy movements within the context of fitness, nutrition, and motor learning. The program also incorporates the use of Pilates, Yoga and Mindfulness as a means of implementing kinesiology into daily practices.

Dance Pedagogy Program:

Formatting the Beginner Dance Class

This program gives an introduction to formatting the basic dance class for first-time teachers. Designed for the beginning dance educator, this program encourages students to explore pedagogical methodologies used for beginner dancers in the Kindergarten thru 12th school system. The program gives strong emphasis on movement content, classroom engagement, peer collaboration and bridging the gap between student and teacher relationships within multiple dance spaces. The program gears strong focus towards implementing codified dance training within inner-city environments and formatting content for males in dance.

Academic Training in Dance Diversity Program

The Academic Training in Dance Diversity Program has been devised to engage dancers in the historical exploration of dance related concepts by using diversity as a main emphasis. Many of. the units have been devised to deconstruct pioneers within dance history that have racially integrated their artforms to encourage unity and multiculturalism. While diversity references actively accepting backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, life experiences, and the values of individuals within a common space, diversity within Dance History suggest unique perspectives of educational and social value for dancers interested in implementing individuality within performative tactics.

The Movement Perfroming Arts utilizes the EITC fund

EITC funds will support the out-of-school time programs, specifically Project Based Learning, Dance Education for students in kindergarten to 8th grade. The overarching goal of The The Movement Performing Arts out-of-school time programs is to foster productive, fruitful adult lives for youth through positive, well-rounded growth experiences. Our Mission is designed to strengthen the physical and professional principles for the serious dancer. The program provided a comprehensive curriculum for exploring dance through both a technical foundation and professional development methodologies.

What is EITC?

The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Tax credits of up to 90 percent of the contribution amount can be awarded to businesses that make contributions to the National Constitution Center’s educational improvement programs that provide civic literacy and citizen engagement programs to visiting students from across the state!

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) is available to businesses authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that are subject to the following taxes:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax (excluding unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax or Surplus Lines Tax
  • Businesses can apply to receive a tax credit of 75% of their contributions, up to $750,000. If a firm makes a two-year funding commitment, for the same amount in both years, the tax credit can be increased to 90%.

    Applications are processed on a first –come-first-served basis once submissions open on July

    More information about specific eligibility can be found at

    Application Guide

    More information about Pennsylvania EITC Program

    First Time Participants can complete DCED’s Single Application for Assistance (available at A thorough, step-by-step guideline to completing the application is provided by the state here.


  • First-Time Applicants: Applications can be submitted beginning July 2, 2021.
  • Renewing Applicants: Applications can be submitted beginning May 15, 2021.
  • Businesses in middle of two-year commitment (must still submit): Applications can be submitted beginning May 15, 2021.
  • Once Approved: From the date of the approval letter, businesses have 60 days to make their contributions, and 90 days to return the letter of receipt from the organizations to which they contributed


    Have questions? Please call us at 215-552-7445, and we’ll be happy to help you make a difference for the next generation of dancers.

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    The Movement Performing Arts Conservatory is a 501(c) 3 corporation that has devised a comprehensive program geared towards professional instruction of the highest caliber. MPAC depends on the generosity of donors to achieve its goals in training our dancers and making dance accessible to families in our local communities.  Your contribution is vital to the School's continued success and very much appreciated. All donations are tax deductable .Once payment is received you will receive an acknowledgement letter.


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