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Chance to Dance Appeal

Thank you for bringing an aspect of culture into the children’s lives that many had not experienced before. Who knows where this will lead?

Chance to Dance is the Royal Opera House’s largest and longest running learning and participation project. Since 1991 Chance to Dance has inspired over 30,000 primary children in Lambeth, Southwark and Thurrock by introducing them to the magic of ballet. The Chance to Dance Appeal supports the cost of this remarkable project. By making a donation you will be directly supporting us in our ambition to reach, inspire and enrich the lives of thousands of children.

Please give a gift today to support Chance to Dance.

How can you help?

  • £46 could pay for a child to receive five weeks of creative ballet workshops.
  • £114 could pay for 30 children to attend a demonstration.
  • £237 could pay for a primary school to attend a demonstration.
  • £333 could pay for a child to receive free weekly classes for a year.
  • £479 could pay for a week of ballet workshops at a school.

I found [Chance to Dance] inspirational because I saw professional ballet dancers doing amazing dancing to beautiful music from magical ballets.

Chance to Dance Participant, 2017

My child has been supported in becoming more positive in his social skills and thinking out of the box… it has also supported him with his anxiety.

Parent of Level 3 participant, Lambeth


e.g. £10, £46, £114, £237 or other.

If the project becomes fully funded as part of this appeal, your donation will be directed towards general Learning and Participation projects.


Yes, I want to Gift Aid my donation made today and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past four years.

I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax in a tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. I will notify the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation if I want to cancel this declaration, change my name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on my income and/or capital gains.

If you have any questions about the Chance to Dance Appeal, or would like to make a donation over the telephone please contact Alice Macrae on +44 (0)20 7212 9127.

We are very grateful to the following for their existing support of Chance to Dance:

The Mohn Westlake Foundation, MariaMarina Foundation, Thurrock Borough Council, Gonzalo and Maria Garcia, Simon and Tracey Holden, Orinoco Foundation, The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund, Kim Samuel, Gisela Graham Foundation, Dame Sue Street DCB, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, Sarah Guthrie, The Lauffer Family Charitable Trust, Freed of London, Sue Sheridan OBE, Chapman Charitable Trust, Memery Crystal Charitable Trust, Essex Youth Trust, The Sargent Charitable Trust, Donald and Rachael Stearns and donors to the Chance to Dance Appeal.