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Halestone Dance Studio is a member organization of Fine Arts In Rockbridge

Halestone Dance Studio Fundraising Campaign

Out of the goodness of everyone’s heart

Halestone Dance Studio underwent a transformation during the summer of 2016. As Nancy Saylor prepared to move on from her role as owner and artistic director after nearly 20 years, a group of friends and families of Halestone came together to ensure that Halestone would continue for generations to come. This group of friends and families have incorporated The Halestone Foundation as a as an independent nonprofit organization, with Halestone Dance Studio at its center. For forty years, Halestone has been a community where anybody and everybody can dance. For these last two decades, Halestone offered this opportunity largely out of the goodness of Nancy Saylor’s heart. Now, if Halestone is to continue serving the Rockbridge area, it will be Out of the goodness of everyone’s heart. Please help us to ensure Halestone has a strong future.

Halestone Initiatives

We have identified several important initiatives that will help us fulfill our mission of continuing our community where anybody and everybody can dance. By supporting these initiatives, you are helping Halestone to reach further into the Rockbridge area so that everyone has the opportunity to experience the moving arts.

  • The Next Generation
    Halestone Dance Studio desires to develop in our youngest dancers the courage to express their passion. We offer unique opportunities for those in our youngest age range of 2 to 5 years. These dancers might find a passion in traditional ballet, modern ballet, tap, or jazz, and they are afforded the chance to find these passions in our unique creative movement program. As we build enrollment in these programs, we are looking to sustain a wide range of offerings both in dance instruction and in times during the week. Sponsorship for these classes will provide stability for the next few years as we grow our preschool program.
  • Halestone Dance Extension
    Halestone aspires to reach those in our community for whom enjoying artistic movement is not an attainable goal. We have developed a new outreach program that will allow Halestone teachers to engage with area students in their own schools. The new Halestone Dance Extension is partnering with local preschools and elementary and middle schools to provide school-day and afterschool dance instruction. We are looking to increase funding for our outreach program so that we can build upon the early success this fall and ensure the program continues in the spring and throughout next academic year.
  • Halestone Dance Scholarships
    Help us truthfully say, “anybody and everybody can dance,” by supporting our scholarship program. Our scholarship program is already supporting several students, and as the word spreads back into the community that Halestone is alive and well, we are receiving additional requests. Halestone is a community that all should be able to join.
  • Tap/Jazz program
    Halestone has become famous for its clogging instruction, which continues Sunday evenings this year. We are also looking to rebuild our tap program and expand upon our jazz program. These classes are up and running this year, and we would like to grow these programs over the next few years. Your support will sustain these programs in their early stages.
  • Settling In Our New Home
    Amid the transition in business models, Halestone also moved into a new home at 722 S. Main St. Suite B. After intense work to get the dance studio ready for fall 2016 classes, we continue to settle into our new home. Needs arise from large to small, from major construction to basic storage. Help us continue the devoted efforts of our volunteers as we outfit the dance studio and support our teachers in their instruction.

Your Impact

Your donations will have an immediate impact. For example:
• $60 will pay for one month of class for a dancer
• $160 will sponsor a preschool dancer for an 11-week term of dance
• $500 will pay for one year of class for a dancer
• $2500 will allow Halestone Dance Extension to offer dance instruction to a local school every other week for the entire year
• $5000 will sponsor an entire year of instruction for a class of 10 dancers at Halestone

Levels of Support

Halestone offers various levels of sponsorship. Custom sponsorship packages can also be created upon request; please contact halestonedance@gmail.com for more details.

• Seed – up to $49
• Root – $50 to $99
• Sapling – $100 to $249
• Bud – $250 to $499
• Blossom – $500 to $999

• Tree – $1000 to $4999
• Forest – $5000 and above

Make a Donation

Under The Halestone Foundation, donations to Halestone Dance Studio are tax deductible. You can mail your gift to Halestone Dance Studio, P.O. Box 1583, Lexington, VA 24450.

Corporate Sponsorships:

Demonstrate your commitment to the arts in the Lexington/Rockbridge area by supporting Halestone Dance Studio.  Established in 1978 as the Rockbridge area’s first studio for dance, Halestone Dance Studio has been providing cutting-edge dance education dedicated to nurturing the originality and artistic development of its students for nearly four decades.  Halestone offers various levels of promotion through its print and social media including your logo on posters, in programs, in media and collateral communications, on the radio, in the newspaper, on Facebook and the Halestone website.

We are pleased to offer the following levels of corporate sponsorship. Contact us if you would like a package tailored to fit your needs.

A. Star level $5,000

  1. Your name on media and collateral communications including press releases to local media outlets; name and/or logo prominently displayed in media placement (radio, print) used to promote performances/events/programming in the 2016-2017 season
  2. Season sponsorship acknowledged in prominent manner in digital media including website event pages, e-newsletters, and Facebook
  3. Prominent listing on Halestone’s website with a link to your business homepage
  4. Business logo and listing as primary season sponsor on posters and free full-page ad of your choice in printed programs
  5. Public recognition at major performances
  6. Halestone magnet

B. Sky level $2,500

  1. Your name and/or logo on media and collateral communications
  2. Season sponsorship acknowledged in digital media including website event pages, e-newsletters, and Facebook
  3. Listing on Halestone’s website with a link to your business homepage
  4. Business logo and listing as season sponsor on posters and free half-page ad of your choice in printed programs
  5. Public recognition at major performances
  6. Halestone magnet

C. Wind level $1,000

  1. Your name and/or logo on media and collateral communications
  2. Listing on Halestone’s website with a link to your business homepage
  3. Business logo, listing as season sponsor, and free quarter-page ad of your choice in printed programs
  4. Halestone magnet

D. Mountain level $500

  1. Listing on Halestone’s website with a link to your business homepage
  2. Listing as season sponsor in printed programs
  3. Halestone magnet

E. River level $250

  1. Listing as season sponsor in printed programs

Studio Calendar

September 5: First day of Classes

Full Calendar

The Halestone Foundation

The Halestone Foundation has been created as a non-profit organization that houses Halestone Dance Studio and it's community outreach.

Get in Touch

Artistic Director, Bailey Anderson
halestonedirector@gmail.com

Main Email
halestonedance@gmail.com

Larry Evans, Accounting
larryevans@rockbridge.net

Phone: (540) 463-7444

Visit the Studio

722 S. Main Street, Suite B.
Lexington, Virginia 24450

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1583 
Lexington, Virginia 24450