Friday, October 24, 2014

FUNDRAISING ALERT | The Washington Ballet: This IS the POINTE

This Indiegogo fundraising campaign ends in a day. Take a moment and read all about it and contribute whatever you can spare. As of 1:10pm this campaign is 93% funded! Help them read their goal and bring more free and reduced fee dance classes to Ward 8! 

To bring the joy and artistry of dance to the nation's capital and the world's stage through the presentation of the best in classical and contemporary ballet; to provide the highest caliber of dance training through a preeminent school of ballet; and to serve and involve the entire community through extensive dance education and outreach programs.


Nearly 15 years ago, The Washington Ballet expanded its education operations to serve southeast Washington, D.C. at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), known as TWB@THEARC, to reach underserved areas of the Washington DC community. TWB@THEARC offers community-based education programs, ballet training through The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB), and hosts TWB's community engagement programs of DanceDC and the EXCEL! Scholarship program. To ensure access for all, TWB offers tuition on a sliding scale based on household income and family size.   

DanceDC & Excel! Scholarship Programs
DanceDC is an interdisciplinary program that provides 7 in-school residencies to second and third graders of DC Public Schools (DCPS), combining ballet with a core curriculum subjects in compliance with DCPS standards and the National Standards for Dance Education.  TWB's DanceDC Programs reach over 600 students a year and concludes with culminating performances at the end of each residency.
Each year TWB nominates passionate and talented students from DanceDC participating schools to continue their dance training at The Washington School of Ballet for one year through the EXCEL! Scholarship
25 students currently benefit from EXCEL! Scholarship funding, however with sufficient support from donors through this campaign, an additional 8 students from TWB's DanceDC partner schools would benefit.

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