Founded in 1991, and celebrating its 25 year anniversary in 2016, Ballet West in Taynuilt has grown from a local dance school to a leading Scottish Centre of Excellence for ballet training. In recent years the school has developed a higher education programme attracting students from all over the UK and internationally to study for an honours degree in dance.
To meet the demand for places at the school, Ballet West requires an expansion in its facilities and a new studio complex is planned that will be used by expanding numbers of degree students and the local community. The project will cost £1.4M.
In addition to meeting the needs of the students, the new studio complex will provide rehearsal space for Ballet West's full-scale classical ballet productions which tour Scotland and internationally. It has the potential of being used as a performance space and will open up all of Ballet West’s facilities for greater use by the local community. At the same time, the addition of a third studio on the site will free up space for more part-time courses for local students and for expanding Ballet West's popular summer schools for young people.
Ballet West has launched an appeal for funding to help meet the cost of the studio. It has been designed by local architects and will be built by local builders.
You can make a donation to Ballet West by clicking on the Make Secure Payment tab at the bottom of this page. Please remember to write ‘Donation’ in the reference box.
Alternatively, you can make your donation via our JustGiving page – just press the button and it will take you to our fundraising page:
Finally, you could send a cheque, the old-fashioned way, to Ballet West, Ichrachan House, Taynuilt, PA35 1HP
We need your support
Ballet West is a centre of excellence for ballet training in Scotland. As a charity, we can only maintain this exceptional level of education through the generous support of our patrons and sponsors. If you would like to develop a closer relationship with Ballet West and actively support our programmes of work, then choose the option below that suits best.
Please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team if you’d like more information – we’d love to hear from you.
There are various ways that you can support us –
Become a Ballet West Patron – Gold, Silver or Bronze
Sponsor a dancer
To make a donation to Ballet West now, please click on the Make Secure Payment tab at the bottom of this page. Please remember to add a reference so that we know what you are supporting. Thank you.