At Elmhurst, we strive to produce world-class, intelligent and well-rounded, classical dancers. We believe strongly that our outstanding dance and academic programmes should be accessible to students based on talent, regardless of their personal circumstances. We are, therefore, committed to supporting financially disadvantaged students to allow them to study at Elmhurst and to realise their full artistic and academic potential.
As a registered charity, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to maintain and develop many aspects of our work in order to provide the best possible training for our students. These include providing student bursaries, developing facilities and maintaining our excellent academic programme.
We are currently seeking additional funding to develop the Elmhurst Fund and the Elmhurst Associate Programme, as well as to construct a Multi-Use Games Area on the school campus.
The Elmhurst Fund presently helps a number of students who struggle with the costs of their training. As government funding is reduced and we look to expand student numbers, we are keen to increase this support. We are, therefore, looking for additional funding to be able to assist 30 Sixth Form students each year to be the most versatile and employable performers and choreographers on their graduation. The annual cost of this support will be £150,000.
The Elmhurst Associate Programme provides classical ballet training for young people (aged 8-11 years) in Birmingham, Manchester, Sunderland and Plymouth. We are keen to develop this initiative to identify exceptional, local talent and to encourage talented young ballet dancers (many of whom would not otherwise be identified) to audition for full-time, vocational training at Elmhurst at age 11. The annual cost of this programme is £70,000.
A Multi-Use Games Area will offer our students an outdoor space where they can develop the individual stamina and fitness levels required by modern dance choreographers, in a safe environment, while encouraging team-building and leadership-development opportunities. It will also give them a space where they can relax and have fun after the rigours of a day of classical ballet training! This resource will cost £70,000 to construct.
There are several ways in which you can support Elmhurst including:
Individual Giving – Corps Support and Artist Support
Leaving a Legacy
Becoming a Friend
If you are interested in supporting Elmhurst, please contact Guy Oddy, Fundraising and Development Officer on 0121 415 2861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a donation to support the training and education of classical ballet dancers at Elmhurst, you can do this online, using your credit or debit card, or your PayPal account.