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2019: A Chance to Dance! BalletRox Annual Report

I was reminded of the power of “A chance to dance,” at a recent Board Meeting, where members of the BalletRox Youth Council shared what this program means to them. It brought tears to my eyes: to hear them express how welcoming our program is, how many opportunities they have, and to hear how BalletRox has helped them and enriched their lives.

This post was written by BalletRox board member, Jane Allard. Click here to read the full annual report.

A Chance to Dance.

This simple, powerful, BalletRox “tagline” inspires our work each moment, each class, with each student — and is what drew me to BalletRox nearly 20 years ago.

Since then I have served as a teacher, choreographer, stage manager, parent, and now as a Board Member.

Each child deserves a chance to dance: a chance to grow.

When I was a young person taking dance class I did not always feel like I belonged: I did not have the typical ballet body.

But I loved dance and how much joy it brought me and others.

In short: BalletRox IS a Chance to Dance: creating a dance environment and community where everyone belongs, and where every young person is seen and encouraged to grow.

Read the full 2019 annual report

I was reminded of the power of “A chance to dance,” at a recent Board Meeting, where members of the BalletRox Youth Council shared what this program means to them. It brought tears to my eyes: to hear them express how welcoming our program is, how many opportunities they have, and to hear how BalletRox has helped them and enriched their lives.

We’re embarking into new territory over the next few years as we continue to lay the foundation for hundreds and hundreds of more Boston youth to have this same chance: to dance, to grow, to be.

We cannot achieve it without you.

We’d love for you to be a part of it! Your support helps us, together, empower Boston children and young people, enrich families, and encourage communities.

Read the 2019 annual report

BalletRox 2019 annual report, page 1
A Chance to Dance! BalletRox 2019 Annual Report
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Through our partnership with Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Iniative, BalletRox has given thousands of students a chance to dance!
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“Dance is where I go to feel centered and calm,” says Marsha, co-president of the BalletRox Youth Council.
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For four years in a row, BalletRox has received a National Endowment for the Arts award!