As a registered arts charity with no access to public funding, the BBO does not have the means to finance the growth and developments necessary to widen its reach and secure its position as one of the country's most renowned dance organisations.

To ensure that the organisation continues to play a fundamental role in this country's cultural life, the BBO must invest in much-needed facility improvements, regional programmes and more resources for its teachers and students. As such, the BBO Development Fund has been set up to help raise funds towards these crucial projects.

Beneficiaries of your support:

  • Thousands of aspiring dancers of all ages, experience and abilities. The BBO's wide range of dance programmes and examinations attracts people from all over the UK and internationally; inspiring creativity, fuelling imaginations and boosting confidence
  • The young dancing stars of tomorrow. Pupils showing exceptional talent from an early age have the opportunity to audition for the BBO Scholar Programme. Subsequently, many Scholars go on to vocational training and pursue professional careers.
  • Dance teachers of all ages. Through its flagship teaching courses, the BBO offers career routes for teachers at all stages of the profession
  • The UK's cultural landscape. Through its intensive Scholar Programme and highly acclaimed teaching courses, the BBO is continually feeding the dance industry with exceptional talent