Fundraising Info 2024

Whether this is your child’s first Dance Recital or their 10th, we want it to be special for them. This is a special day for your child to be a star. We want you to invite as many friends and relatives to watch your special dancer.

We’re doing all we can to make this experience memorable and affordable.

Annual Campaign:

Combined costs associated with the Recital (Administrative Costs, Costumes, Recital Location, Programs, Fundraising Expenses) annually is around $3600. Below is a breakdown of our expenses. We raise the money needed to cover costs through Donations and Fundraising.

Updated 3/07/24

Total Collected & Spent, to date for 2024

Roll Over from 2023 $492 Collected 2024 $2505.75 Spent year to date $2040.30

Average spent on each student that participated in the 2023 Spring Recital- $TBD

Admin: $ Costume: $ Recital: $ Fundraising: $ Programs: $

FundGoal for 2024 Spring RecitalCollected 2024Spent 2024
General Fund-Uncategorized DonationsTo Cover any/ all Expenses$135
Administrative Fund- Shipping, Tax,
Pay Pal, Bank Fees, Etc,
Costume Fund- Costumes, Leotards,
Shoes, (apparel for rent), Storage
Recital Fund- Recital Fees Collected
Location Rental, Awards, Signage, etc
Sponsor a Child FundNo Goal$206
Program Fund- Program Ad Sales$450$125
Fundraising SalesNo Goal$250$115.35
Combined Funds (Spring)$3600$2466.75$2040.30

Donate: Not only can you donate monetarily, you can donate gently used dance attire, dance shoes, costumes and accessories. Donate gift cards to stores: Walmart, Staples, Jo Anns, Dollar Tree. Sponsor a Child.

Fundraising Sales: place an ad in our program, purchase flowers or candy bars for the recital, other Fundraising.

Volunteer: This program would not be possible without your help, support and donations. Please let me know if you would be interested in volunteering at recitals or making costumes and props. Volunteer your time helping to acquire support and donations from friends, family and businesses.

Break Down of Expenses

  • Administrative Expenses: Every year there are Administrative Expenses that accrue in order to offer the services we do. Website costs- for accessible information and ordering online, pay pal fees- for the ability to use your credit card to purchase items, Tax, Bank Fees, Office expenses for printing order forms and newsletters, bank fees, etc. We have to raise funds to cover these costs. Annually these costs run about $800.

  • Costumes: We try to provide costumes for every child in every class for the recital. Costumes can be a huge out of pocket expense for dancers. Professional Costumes can range from $42-$50+ cost. Even making tutus or providing skirts can cost $5-$25 per child. Hair pieces can cost $1-$5 per child. Leotards can range from $6-$25 per child. We recycle and reuse skirts, tutus, costumes, leotards, etc so we can provide costumes for all dancers. Storing these costumes and props add expense, as well as purchasing new items each year. Shipping charges and tax also add to our expenses. Annually the cost for purchasing new costumes, materials to make costumes and storage is around $800.

  • Recital Expenses: Our recitals have outgrown the city rec centers and most theatres in town. We have from 400-700 audience members, most theatres only accommodate 200. Other expenses include props, colored floor tape, signage, dressing room, awards, etc. There are also class room expenses such as portable ballet barres. We ask that every dancer that wants to participate in the recital donate $10. We understand that not every dancer will or can participate in the recital. Our budget is only as big as what we collect in recital fees and donations, and from what is carried over from the year before. Please donate by April 1st. Donating by April 1st gives me time to get costumes made or ordered by picture week. Please let me know if you would like your child to be sponsored, we don’t want a child to miss out because of finances. Cost of renting a location can range from $800-$5000 per rectal depending on the location. We annually spend around $1000 for recital expenses.)

  • Recital Programs: The printed program is an added touch of going to the theatre for our audience. Inside is the order of the show and all class pictures get put in the program. You can purchase an ad for your business or a special message to your child/class. Program ads range from $1-$25. Order due by April 30th, Artwork due by May 5th. Please ask to see a sample program. These make great keepsakes. Cost to print programs can range from $360-$450 depending on how many pages are in the program. A color version of our program is available online by request.

$1.00 One line ad (40 letters)
$5.00 ¼ page
$10.00 1/3 page
$15.00 ½ page

$20.00 2/3 page
$25.00 Full Page

If you have other suggestions on how to raise money for our program please let me know.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail me.