Dancers for Dancers (D4D)

We are excited to launch the fourth annual Dancers for Dancers program (D4D)! As a nonprofit organization, Charlottesville Ballet is committed to making dance accessible to everyone in our community. Each year, Charlottesville Ballet Academy (CBA) provides scholarships and financial aid to as many in-need students as possible with over $225,000 in scholarships and financial aid.

In 2015, Charlottesville Ballet launched the Dancers for Dancers (D4D) initiative with a goal to expand CB’s scholarship and financial aid programs while raising awareness of access & philanthropy for the young dancers themselves. D4D fosters a community where students help raise the funds that contribute towards their peers’ scholarships.

How It Works:

CBA students are challenged to raise just $10 in the coming weeks. It can be ten $1 donations, two $5 donations, or any other combination. Any dancer who raises $10 will receive a D4D Button and there are additional prize levels for students who catch our enthusiasm and want to do more!

CBA Students Busking on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to Support the D4D Initiative!

Donations may be in cash, by check made out to Charlottesville Ballet, or online here:

Our goal is to raise $12,000 towards scholarships and financial aid this year. Any money raised in excess of our goal will be used toward the continued work of the Charlottesville Ballet in its mission to elevate the art of dance through wellness, performance, education, and community outreach.

If you are a parent, please allow us a small suggestion. Consider allowing your child to ask for these donations on his or her own. You can assist in coming up with wording, for example:

“I am raising money for dancers who need scholarships for their dance classes at CBA. Would you please support me? Any amount helps, even $1.”

Even if you help your child remember what to say, he or she will still be able to take great pride in any funds raised for the D4D program.

Digital versions of the D4D forms are available here:

D4D Parent Letter 2019 | D4D Donation Form 2019

We are Dancers for Dancers! Thank you so much for your support!!!

Dancers for Dancers (D4D) Timeline:

April 8 – 13: D4D Launch Week – Introductions in Each CBA Class!

May 1: D4D Forms and Donations Due

May 20 – 25: D4D Prize Week & Donut Parties at CBA

June 8: D4D Celebration at the CBA Spring Performance –

Top D4D fundraisers will be announced and celebrated at each show!

All D4D forms and donations must be submitted by Wednesday, May 1.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing [email protected]

2019 Fundraising Goal: $12,000

D4D Class Donuts for 100% Participation!

Dancers who submit D4D donations in any amount will be awarded a sticker for each of their CBA classes to place on our D4D Sticker Board.

CBA Classes with a 100% participation rate will receive a D4D DONUTPARTY sponsored by Carpe Donut!


  • $10 – D4D Button
  • $25 – D4D Band
  • $50 – CBA Keychain
  • $75 – CB Bear
  • $100 – CB Pen/Stylus AND Autographed Pointe Shoes
  • $250 – CB Mug AND CB Popsocket
  • $500 – CB Frame with Company Photo
  • $750 – Choice of $25 Gift Certificate to The Hip Joint, Starbucks, or iTunes
  • $1000+ OR Top Fundraising Family – Special on-stage recognition at the CBA Spring Performance

Each dancer will receive all of the preceding prizes PLUS the prize at the level he or she reaches. For example, a dancer who raises $50 will be awarded the D4D Button, D4D Band, and CBA Keychain.

And if you’re into social media — you can copy our wording and share our Facebook post!