Give BIG 2022
Dance Fremont is a community dance school for youth and adults, focusing on ballet and modern dance. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of dance in each student in a nurturing atmosphere full of joy and creativity. We believe that high quality dance training should be available to everyone, inclusive of all backgrounds, bodies and identities. We ensure access to dance through scholarship programs, accessible public performances, subsidized rehearsal space, and community partnerships.
At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the belief that students do best when they are given the tools to be in charge of their technical progress and creative voice.
To this end, we teach ballet and modern dance with an emphasis on anatomical education and alignment so that each student can understand what is best for their own body. We promote peer-to-peer support, encouragement, and thoughtful observation & feedback to create a safe space for learning and growth, and to enable the deeper learning that arises from collaborative, student-led exploration. We help students develop their creative and artistic sense of self through improvisational movement games, choreographic composition, exploration of character and style in technique class, and public performance opportunities.
During the pandemic we expanded our scholarship support and community program to make sure that everyone continues to have access to dance. Your financial support enables dancers to receive scholarships to stay in class, even if they or their family have lost income, and allows us to offer pay-what-you-can classes to the dance community. It allows us to keep our teachers, office staff, & musicians working.
Your support will also help us with our move to our wonderful interim location in Greenwood, while we await the construction of our future home in the new building on Stone Way. The Greenwood studio features plenty of natural light, fresh air, and a modern HVAC system, and the area boasts excellent transit connections, many coffee shops and eateries, a library, and much more. With your help, it will be a great home away from home!
Here are some examples:
–-$3 pays for one square foot of the marley dance floor surface
--$7 provides a free ticket to our winter performance for a low-income student
--$15 buys a pair of tights for a student in need
--$20 buys a leotard for a student in need
--$25 provides an hour of rehearsal space to an artist
--$30 buys ballet shoes for a student in need
–-$60 pays for 100 of the specialized foam blocks that provide cushion and spring to the dance floor
--$90 funds a school year scholarship for a month for a student taking 1 class/week
–-$125 pays for a new sound speaker
--$200 pays for a workshop about body positivity and health
--$270 funds a school year scholarship for a month for a student taking 4 classes/week
–-$500 pays for professional piano movers
--$990 funds a summer scholarship for a student taking the 4-week advanced summer intensive
–-$4,000 pays for studio mirrors
We have already raised $29,000 of our $35,000 fundraising goal for our big move! We need only $6,000 more to reach our goal.
We appreciate the Dance Fremont community so much—we would not have made it through the last two years without you—and we’re excited to embark on this new adventure together.