THE WESTERN WIND FOUNDATION

 SCHOLARSHIP-BASED DANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Western Wind Foundation The Palm Springs Dance Project

OUR DANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUPPORT OF OUR PRESENTING EDUCATIONAL SPONSOR, THE WESTERN WIND FOUNDATION, AND AUGMENTED BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF A NUMBER OF GENEROUS DONORS.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

With a strong focus on building a thriving dance community we provide scholarships and grants to young dancers (aged 10 -18) with an intent on creating access to disadvantaged students while giving back directly to the established dance schools in Palm Springs, creating support for the infrastructure of the local dance community.

Our ongoing dance scholarship program allows for a qualifying youth (aged 10 -18), to apply for a scholarship for training at any one of our collaborating dance studios. Scholarships are awarded based on need, record of participation, and more, and cover 100% of the awardee's chosen dance class for an entire quarter. Grants through our Dance Fund are also available to  provide for items such as dance clothing, shoes, and costumes.

 

The Project also creates its own educational, dance-centric events that brings students in contact with diverse and profound artists from around the county. Students receive professional training and rich and interesting experiences. These special programs are underwritten and are free or low-cost to the participant.

WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES

WE ARE PROUD TO BE AFFILIATED WITH ALL THESE LOCAL STUDIOS IN PALM SPRINGS

We employ local, interstate, and international dance teachers with impressive credentials and experiences and a passion for education for the programs we create. These opportunities challenge movement vocabulary and build inner confidence while also providing for students to make connections. From staging mixed, diverse master classes, to intensive dance trainings and dance teacher’s workshops, there are opportunities for learning at all stages. 

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STUDENT PERFORMANCES

We love arranging dance performance opportunities for our local students. Community performance programs are fun and exciting opportunities for students to share dance performance in the streets, among community. Special dance showcase events presented in a professional theater, such as our Communities Finest Showcase provide professional dance production insights and experience. We continually bring the young dancer of our community to the forefront.