The Australian Ballet School has introduced a new fundraising initiative called World Tutu Day, which will utilise an online fundraising platform allowing ballet lovers from all walks of life to create their own fundraising pages. Through integration on social networking sites, fundraisers will be able to gather supporters and spread the World Tutu Day message. The School hopes that in the future the concept will spread to the best ballet schools around the world, giving peers a great way to raise funds. As a result, World Tutu Day will fulfil its ultimate goal of supporting ballet education internationally.
The Australian Ballet School is Australia’s national centre for elite vocational classical dance and the school of The Australian Ballet. As part of the commitment to the future of ballet, the exciting new initiative will begin as an annual fundraising event in support of The Australian Ballet School. Funds raised by World Tutu Day will enable the School to maximise its accessibility to talented students by providing scholarships and bursaries to those in need. It will also benefit all students by supporting the School’s health and welfare programmes.
The first World Tutu Day will be held on Tu Tu 2014 (2nd of February 2014) but those involved can start raising funds now and then celebrate in style by holding an event on the day. Those who like to keep it simple can also lend their support by donating online or by purchasing a Tutu Band or Tutu T-shirt. The scheme looks set to be a great self-starting way to easily raise funds for dance education all over the world and provide for young, talented dancers who may not get opportunities like this.