The Clough Foundation is pleased to announce it has renewed its flagship partnership with West Australian Ballet supporting the “Chance to Dance” program.
Since 2014, the Foundation has partnered with West Australian Ballet supporting the “Chance to Dance” program that aims to encourage and inspire children to develop their physical skills, communication and self-confidence through the enriching experience of dance.
Clough CEO and Clough Foundation Director, Peter Bennett said “I’m pleased the Clough Foundation has chosen to renew this partnership. The Chance to Dance program, provides children in disadvantaged areas the opportunity to experience and live the beauty of the arts”
WA Ballet CEO, Jessica Machin said “For many children in the program this will be their first time experiencing live theatre and gaining a first-hand understanding of the benefit and enjoyment the arts can bring. For many schools and families experiencing disadvantage these opportunities are simply not available to them without the support of organisations such as the Clough Foundation.”
The West Australian Ballet “Chance to Dance” program visits three schools in disadvantaged areas during the school year. The program includes, a five-day in-school residency, culminating in the children performing for their school; a ‘Ballet Unveiled’ presentation to the entire school, where students learn about various aspects of a ballet, including production and rehearsal processes, costumes, training and career pathways; and attendance at the Schools’ Matinee performance of The Nutcracker – West Australian Ballet’s enchanting Christmas production.