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Invest in the future of our Puerto Rican students!

Sarasota and Puerto Rico Dance Together is a fundraising effort by the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School to sponsor six talented students living in Puerto Rico with limited resources, who are unable to continue their dance education due to Hurricane Maria.

We know you are aware of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Although there are reports that material things are getting better, contact with our six students in Puerto Rico tells us that they will not be able to continue with their training and schooling during the next year. These six students returned to Puerto Rico after they completed our six-week Summer Intensive Ballet Program. We want to help Atalia, Danny, Kendrick, Gabriel, Vianca and Victoria to continue their ballet training and schooling in Sarasota.  Decay is setting in and the fear is the spreading of disease. It is imperative we evacuate these young dancers from the island. 

The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School is supplying scholarships for their ballet training but we need to raise money for their housing and living expenses for at least one year, so they can return to their families in Puerto Rico once the situation there improves. 

We need your help – let us work together as a community to help foster these talented young people in our safe and artistically-oriented city of Sarasota while they continue to pursue their dreams. Please speak to your neighbors, friends, relatives, co-workers so the funds can be raised to bring them here in their time of need.

The Goal

$36,000 for a monthly stipend of $500 for each of the 6 students to cover housing, food, and other living expenses during a year. Any amount of money is deeply appreciated - no donation is too small!

 

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF DANCE!

Through your support and dedication, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School is transforming the lives of their students with exceptional dance and dance education. Your generous support is critical to keeping our school’s educational and community engagement programs growing.

Your gift can:

  • Support our SCBS SCHOLARSHIP FUND by providing scholarships for talented pre-professional students in need.

  • Support our COMMUNITY OUTREACH through dance and movement classes in area schools and free public performances in nursing homes and other venues.

  • Support our DANCER'S SHOE FUND to help students cover the cost of Pointe shoes.

  • Sponsor THE NUTCRACKER performance.

For your convenience, you can also set-up a reoccurring monthly donation by selecting the designated check box in PayPal.  This reduces the impact on your budget while providing the School with a dependable cash flow.  Click on the "DONATE" button below to submit your secure donation.

Thank you for generously support the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
during its first Giving Challenge!

Other ways to donate:

Donate by Mail:
Mail your check, made payable to SCBS, to:
Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
501 N. Beneva Road, Suite 700
Sarasota, FL 34232

Become a Sponsor/Purchase a Program Ad:
Corporate sponsors and Program ads are additional ways to support the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. To learn more about sponsorship levels, benefits and the ad opportunities, click here or contact us at 941-365-8400 or at info.sarasotacubanballet@gmail.com.

AmazonSmile:
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). Enter "Sarasota Cuban Ballet School" in the field "pick your own charitable organization."

 

 

 

THE SARASOTA CUBAN BALLET SCHOOL, INC. HAS BEEN DESIGNATED BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE AS A 501 (C) (3) NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.


The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School is generously supported in part by: