We believe every child should have access to ballet training.
Donation based Ballet@Home classes supporting diversity in dance!
Cardio Ballet@Home for a Cause with Tristan Friday September 25 at 6pm ET/3pm PT ON @theballetspot INSTAGRAM LIVE All proceeds donated to Brooklyn Ballet School and Scholarship Fund
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About Brooklyn Ballet: Fun Fact - Eliza and Tristan danced as members of Brooklyn Ballet in 2016! "Brooklyn Ballet is a professional not-for-profit dance company dedicated to artistic excellence and education, reflecting Brooklyn’s diverse communities. Brooklyn Ballet School is a classical ballet conservatory and a community dance center, whose world-class faculty teaches high-quality technique classes to dance students of all ages and provides a positive and nurturing experience for every student. Brooklyn Ballet's mission is to provide artistic excellence and high-quality dance education to Brooklyn’s diverse communities."
About Dance Theatre of Harlem's Scholarship Fund, Written by DTH's Director of Individual Giving:
"When co-Founders Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook founded Dance Theatre of Harlem, they envisioned making ballet accessible to every child and teen regardless of their financial circumstances in perpetuity.
DTH has tried to fulfill this vision of equal access by offering more than $130,000 in past years. This number has decreased significantly. No less than 50% of our students receive financial assistance of some kind, in order to attend classes. However, the demand for financial support is greater than what we can provide, and many students are unable to attend. Ninety percent of our students are female. Many are from low-income families or are first generation immigrants. The median household income for DTH families is $50,000, which makes paying for dance classes a challenge.
Due to COVID-19, summer classes are being taught virtually at a reduced cost. However, many of our parents are still unable to have their children participate. Support from The Ballet Spot will help us in serving some of those students."