Ballet is for Everyone

$2,850 donated
Given by 50 generous donors in around 6 months

Kids love to dance. We are wanting to provide fun, no pressure, classes so all children can learn the joy of ballet without the cost.


Ballet classes are really expensive - We are keen to run free mixed age and gender ballet classes in Wellington that are accessible to all children. Right now the cost of classes for ballet, and the cost of uniforms which are compulsory at most centres make ballet something a lot of children can never afford to do.

The classes we want to run won't be competitive, there will be no grading or separation of children based on skill. The emphasis will be on fun. We want to make sure parents don't have to pay for a uniform so we are hoping to be able to source (through your donations) dance clothes like tutus, tights, leotards, ballet shoes so that every child who attends has some dance clothes if they want them.

Our main aim is to make what can be an expensive hobby available to every child.

Any donations we receive will go toward hiring a dance studio for an hour once a week at Whitireia and for some dance supplies and uniforms for children who attend. We would also like to be able to give a koha to dancers who come to teach the children or perform for them. Lots of the kids would love to see a dancer so we would like to be able to approach the dance school and give a koha for any kids who want to to be able to see some ballet live.

Thank you so much for your support. The kids who are interested so far are really, really excited about being able to dance!

Sarah Wood's involvement (page creator)

We are a parent of an enthusiastic dance lover and a teacher wanting to open the world of ballet up to everyone.

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@scollings on 03 Dec 2015
#nzsecretsanta donation on behalf of @scollings
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Guest Donor on 30 Nov 2015
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S&L Bell on 28 Nov 2015
Such a good thing for young children
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Guest Donor on 23 Nov 2015
This is for my #nzsecretsanta person as they are a ballet dancer :)
Amber on 19 Nov 2015
You are all amazing!

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This campaign started on 23 Jun 2015 and ended on 31 Dec 2015.