In 2009 Paradosi Ballet started its dance school as a local outreach in Edgewood, Washington welcoming students into a small studio based in a former convenience store. In 2011 the company and school had outgrown its studio space and an opportunity was given for Paradosi to move to its current location in South Tacoma encompassing over 6,000 square feet of studio space. The new studio increased the ministries capacity to teach and reach hundreds of students in the Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, and Fircrest Communities. As the school continued to grow the ministry added a satellite campus in Orting and after school programs at schools in Tacoma and Gig Harbor.
On average Surrendered School of Dance has an annual enrollment of 175 students across all of the schools campuses. While the school tries to keep its tuition requests as low as possible to accommodate more families; for some families the tuition is still too much. We do not turn students away who cannot afford to tuition requested but we need your help to ensure that we can keep the classes running for all of those who want to participate. When we offer tuition assistance to a family, we are simply reducing the amount that we are requesting but we do not have the resources coming in on a consistent basis to make up the difference.
In 2020 our goal is to establish a scholarship fund to ensure that every class continues to run so we can open the doors for more students to attend regardless of their financial circumstances. As of November 1, 2019 Paradosi had received $1,100 in donations for the calendar year towards scholarships fund. We need your help to increase this giving to $1,000 per month specifically for the school. With $1,000 per month in scholarships, we can keep all of our classes running and open them up for more students in need of assistance.
Please prayerfully consider supporting students in our community in the year ahead.
To donate by mail, please send your gift to:
Paradosi Ballet - SSD Scholarships
4020 S 56th Street • Suite 105
Tacoma WA 98409
Select "Surrendered School of Dance - Scholarship Fund" from the drop down menu.
Thank you for considering partnering with us to bring dance education to every child who wants to learn in our community.
Paradosi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.