Making our studio our home!

by Bridport Youth Dance in Bridport, Dorset, England

Making our studio our home!
We did it
On 30th March 2017 we successfully raised £3,267 with 35 supporters in 42 days

Phase 2 for our dance studio - purchasing heaters, curtains, new sound system, dance floor and potentially insulating our roof.

by Bridport Youth Dance in Bridport, Dorset, England

At Bridport Youth Dance we pride ourselves in offering young people exciting and innovative dance classes in tap and contemporary dance for 3 through to 21 year olds.  We hold up to twenty classes each week as a part of our after school programme.  We also hold a summer school - Summer Dance Scene, a specific boys dance programme and have a scholarship scheme offering subsidised classes to children from families on a lower income.  

We nurture young talent, as well as encourage and inspire them to unlock their full potential and creativity.   Twenty of these students are boys, which is just fantastic.  Throughout the year, we work towards our annual dance show (this year Dreams will be performed at the Bridport Electric Palace on March the 3rd and 4th, so please come and see what we do!).  These kind of opportunities allows youngsters first hand experience and access to a high quality performance in a professional setting and working with professional artists.

We spend many months rehearsing and ensuring every student is confident and excelling.  All this rehearsing requires a space to do this, and fortunately, in November 2015, we moved into Steps Studio (through help from Symondsbury Estate and generous donations from family, friends and students which made this dream happen).  This was phase one for us - a hub, a dedicated and unique dance space, somewhere to call home.

Enter phase two - as beautiful as the space is, it isn't quite complete and maintenance is ongoing.  We are currently looking to raise money for specific heaters that heat the body, a curtain to run across the back wall to hold in heat, a new stereo system (so all the tappers can be heard!), new dance floor mats with tape and, if enough funds are made, insulate the roof.  Our outside area could have extra seating and plants, to encourage students and parents to sit outside when the sun is shining. 

All of these things, with the running of the space, is important to us, the children, their parents which spans into the community - please, any donation big or small, is important and valuable.

Thank you!

Nikki & Aimee (Bridport Youth Dance)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you on our website and social media site

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A thank you on our website and social media site An entry to our spring raffle with many prizes available

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A thank you on our website, social media, signage at our studio and an acknowledgment in our programme for our show 1 ticket for our show Dreams (if pledged before 1st of March) or 1 ticket for our next show (if pledged after 1st of March)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A thank you on our website, social media, signage at our studio and an acknowledgement in our programme for our show 2 tickets for our show Dreams (if pledged before 1st of March) or 2 tickets for our next show (if pledged after 1st of March)

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