Help the Rock School meet a $50,000 Challenge Grant from the following wonderful, generous, and amazing Trustees.
Dr. & Mrs. Milton L. Rock
Caro & Bob Rock
Nancy & George Brodie
These Trustees will match donations - dollar for dollar - up to $50,000 to benefit The Rock School's Annual Fund.
Your gift will benefit:
- One-million dollars in annual scholarships for our exceptionally talented students in The Rock School ballet conservatory program and 30 full scholarships for
under-privileged children in the community through our RockReach City Dance scholarship program. Rock School alumni are in virtually every major dance company in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as in film and on Broadway. The cost for one student to live, study and train at The Rock School costs approximately $38,000 per year, which includes room/board at the Marine Club with meals at the Rock Café ($20,750), Rock Academics for grades 7th through 12th (up to $11,000), and first-class ballet training (up to $6,200).
- Programing and productions, including the ever popular original production of Nutcracker 1776, performed by both Rock Center and Rock West.
- RockReach, the most extensive dance and movement community outreach program in the region, currently in 22 Title 1 public, charter, and parochial schools, impacting the lives of over 26,000 economically disadvantaged children. The cost to provide RockReach instruction in one school, which includes 36 weeks of twice-weekly dance instruction, is approximately $17,000. The Rock School relies on support from outside resources to fund this endeavor.
- Partnership performances with prominent cultural institutions in the Philadelphia region, such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Curtis Institute of Music, The Barnes Foundation, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Mann Center for Performing Arts.