KLL Ballet Uniform Appeal
KLL performs ballet regularly in schools in Lambeth, one of London’s most deprived boroughs. All children from this outreach work are invited to subsidised lessons at LRBS. Many struggle to buy dancewear and we wish to remove this barrier to learning by providing a uniform for these children.
January 2013 - December 2013
Kids Love Lambeth
Many children in Lambeth have never experienced ballet. KLL breaks down the barriers to accessing this art form and engages young children in ballet with all the consequent benefits of increased self-respect, discipline and well being through continuous contact with an active art. Through its outreach work KLL invites children to try ballet at LRBS and train for pleasure or vocationally. The ability to afford appropriate clothing often discourages children from continuing with ballet lessons.
We will remove this barrier to continued ballet training by providing children whose families are unable to afford dancewear with a ballet uniform of leotard, tights and shoes.
Enable children to continue their ballet training irrespective of their ability to buy dancewear.
Activities» Provide children with a leotard, tights and shoes where necessary.
Success will be measured by an increased number of children continuing with their training at LRBS either for leisure or vocationally.
We expect to see an increase in the confidence, discipline and well being of the children who continue to attend ballet classes; we will continue to work closely with local schools to track the progress of the students and will measure success through both student and teacher feedback. Some of the children will eventually become performers for the outreach work and be able to help engage their peer group.
KLL has not identified any significant risks with this project.
KLL and LRBS regularly update their website on outreach activity undertaken and produce a regular newsletter.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,400 Tights for 80 children 3 times per year £750 Leotards for 50 girls once a year £600 Unitards for 30 boys once a year £2,400 Shoes for 80 children twice a year £2,800 Pointe Shoes for 80 children once a year £550 Socks for boys 55 pairs £500 T-shirts for boys 50 t-shirts
Lambeth is one of the most densely populated and diverse inner London boroughs but suffers from significant poverty issues.
Local children in Lambeth.
KLL is unique in that it is not just providing a one-off introduction to ballet. Working with LRBS, which provides the outreach performers, KLL delivers a continuous pathway for children either to weekly enjoyment of ballet or serious vocational Russian Ballet training.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
A former Principal of the Bolshoi Ballet. He is committed to the view that the highest standard of training should be offered to children in Lambeth.