Some children dream of being astronauts, firefighters, rock stars, writers. Some dream of being the next prima ballerina for the Ballets Russes, the next So You Think You Can Dance favorite, or joining a hip-hop group. But the dream to be a dancer comes at a cost, which not every family can afford to maintain long-term. Studio classes cost hundreds of dollars a month, and come recital time, there are extra fees and costumes to buy. The price only goes up the more a student advances–paying for attire, more classes a week, with more performances.
Dance is an art form that teaches physicality, artistry, discipline, and provides a community of shared passion and purpose. Finances should never be a barrier to its access. That’s where Orange County Music and Dance School comes in. OC Music & Dance is Orange County’s first and only nonprofit community performing arts school. They are “dedicated to providing the highest quality education and resources for students, regardless of their ability to pay.”
They have a brand-new (it opened in April of 2017) 21,000 square foot facility, which include 8 music rooms, 2 large dance studios, 2 conference rooms, a full recording studio, an in-house cafe, and a 150 seat black box theater. They provide private and group lessons in a variety of dance, instruments and theatre, and will soon provide health and well-being classes.
To ensure every student has the chance to learn and grow with them, the OC Music and Dance school offers scholarships. Students who qualify for “Title One” scholarships (eligible for free meals at California schools), are also eligible at OC Music and Dance. Other scholarships are discretionary, based on the students’ and families’ ability to pay.
We love that OC Music and Dance school seeks to provide every student the opportunity to grow in the arts, no matter who they are, or where they come from. Thank you, OC Music and Dance School, for spreading a love of dance and music into every bit of our community. Questions about your insurance coverage? Call BMR Insurance today at (714) 838-1911. Interested in finding out more about OC Music and Dance School? Visit their website or like them on Facebook.