Fundraising is an essential to help defray
cost of recital costumes. The ideas listed below are suited for all organizations
Sell dance picture
- These can be sold at the studio. Coordinate the sale with
the delivery of recital pictures.
Have a Dance-A-Thon - This
fundraiser can be adjusted to any activity. Simply have your
dancers get sponsors. Set a date for the event.
Consider adding other fun events at the studio. Solicit
parents and/or local businesses to donate food items/drinks that can
be sold at the event.
dance items - It can be as
simple as magnets, or as elaborate as tee shirts, sweat shirts,
sweat pants and dance bags. Many times these items are hard to
find and if the child participates in dance they will love to wear or
own the items.
Sell meal tickets for
a bag lunch -
Work out a discount with a local business to provide you with
hoagies. Simply add chips and a drink and you have your lunch.
Sell tickets in advance and set up a delivery date.
auction with a dance theme -
Items can include tickets to the theatre, dinners at local restaurants, services by
the dancers such as shoveling, car wash, music/dance
lessons, tutors, and services by parents based on their profession.
Organize a spaghetti
dinner - Have the
invite family and friends.
Have a Car Wash
- It is always a successful fundraiser providing it is at a good
location and sufficiently advertised. Make sure flyers are
distributed in advance and posters with the price and date are
planted strategically around the location at least a week prior to
the event. Make sure you designate jobs such as washer, dryer,
money man prior to the event to avoid chaos.
Organize a bake sale -
can be done right at the studio and it is always successful.
Especially if coffee/tea/hot chocolate is included for the parents
waiting for their children.
Dance basket raffle
Create several baskets containing everything you would ever want or
needed for dance. Be sure to include gift certificates from
you local dance stores. Sell raffle tickets at the studio to parents
as they pick up their children. Be sure to have the baskets on
display for all to see.
Have a restaurant
Many local restaurants will give you a percentage of sales on a
designated night for all sales that your organization brings to
their business. Most of the time this will occur on a
weeknight. Be sure to advertise in advance and if the
restaurant has take-out try and have that included in your deal.
Great Activities for Kids....
A wonderful way for children to express their creativity,
while at the same time learning fundamental skills that
will improve their artistic endeavors.
teaches the importance of
dedication, focus and practice.
you to set goals and progress steadily towards them
with the help of your instructors.
the foundation for all sports because it teaches your child to control
is a great family activity and it is
something that kids love to do.