Santa Monica, California
There has never been a more important time to contribute to our legacy.
Westside School of Ballet is Los Angeles’ most successful ballet academy. Founded by Yvonne Mounsey and Rosemary Valaire in 1967, the school has been a touchstone for countless children and adult dancers for over 54 years.
During this unprecedented time, we need each and every one of you to help save this incredible institution.
Launched in March during the first shutdown, the Crisis Relief Fund serves to keep the school and studios from closing permanently, whilst operating on a skeleton staff. Currently, there are limited online offerings and outside classes running at 25% occupancy. Donations will enable Westside to harness the latest technology enabling them to provide even more virtual instruction to adults and children. All donations to the fund will go directly to sustaining Westside Ballet’s extraordinary team of dancers, artistic and support staff.
The fund has raised an astounding $170,000 – recently surpassing their original goal of $150,000. The ‘Ask’ to the community has since been raised to $250,000 – as the original amount was set to cover losses during the first three months of shutdown and the subsequent expectant few months of limited studio classes. As the pandemic is spiking and Westside Ballet is now in their eight month of limited access to studios, utilizing an outdoor dance space and online Zoom classes, the Board of Directors voted to increase the Crisis Relief amount requested, to further ensure the school, in it’s 53rd year, will be poised to weather the uncertainty of the pandemic and offer the legendary instruction Westside Ballet has become known for for years to come.
1500 ANGELS For 100 Fund
Our 1500 Angels campaign is an inspirational effort to Save Our Studio. We are asking for your contribution of just $100 a month over the next few months, until we are operating at full capacity again.
Become an Angel NOW and contribute what you can to save this legacy school that has been so terribly impacted by the stay-at-home orders!
You can donate via GoFundMe using PayPal or a credit/debit card:
To make a tax deductible donation to our nonprofit company, Westside Ballet, please donate via PayPal:
Tax deductible donations and purchases from Westside Ballet’s Winter Wonderland Online Boutique can also be made via Square. All proceeds from the Boutique go towards the Crisis Relief Fund:
You can make a contribution through your MindBody account. If you would like to set up recurring payments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be contacted by a staff person to help set that up.
CLICK HERE to log in to your account.
All registered students have a MindBody account, generated by our staff. If you have not personally accessed your account before, please visit the following link for instructions:
Contribute to our Venmo account @westsideballet.
You may also mail a check made payable to Westside Academy of Dance.
Please send the check to:
Westside Academy of Dance
1709 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
**Please note: This is a contribution to Westside School of Ballet and is not a tax deductible donation.
HONOR ROLL OF ANGELS (thru 11/25/20)
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