School Director: Anna du Boisson ARAD DIP DPTC
The Du Boisson Dance Foundation
Honorary Patron: Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE
Patrons: Nicola Tranah, Elizabeth Wigoder & Stephen Wicks
The Du Boisson Dance Foundation is a registered charity (1088916) which was founded by the former Rehearsal Director of Rambert, Anna du Boisson. It is committed to attracting, training and educating the most talented and passionate dancers and performers, irrespective of their ability to pay. It also supports work within the community in the field of dance, training and the performing arts for adults and children alike.
DBDF supports both the Young Dancers Academy (YDA) and the part-time school, West London School of Dance (WLSDance).
YDA students come from all over the country, many starting their career at WLSDance. All students at both schools have the opportunity to perform in twice-yearly shows in Westend Theatres and several are currently performing in West End Musicals.
The full-time students at YDA are given a full vocational training and first-rate academic education with the school receiving an Outstanding in All Areas from Ofsted in 2013.
Many of the full-time students subsequently fulfil their ambition to become professional classical dancers, going on to train with the world's top ballet schools such as The Royal Ballet School, the English National Ballet School, Elmhurst and the Central School of Ballet, all of whom recognise the exceptional quality of the training the students have received during their time at YDA and WLSDance.
Full or partial bursaries are available to help those with enthusiasm and potential for children from financially difficult backgrounds, on a means-tested basis. Among the 49 students at YDA, 26 are on partial or full bursaries; that is a significant number of pupils from underprivileged backgrounds.
The Du Boisson Dance Foundation is also committed to its work within the community promoting dance and related performing arts.
The charity is based in Shepherds Bush.
For more information on the Foundation please email:
Please help more young dancers pursue their passion and fulfil their dreams. The Du Boisson Dance Foundation's mission is to help those in need of financial support to pay ballet lessons, fees, physio, uniform, etc.
Your support can make children's dreams come true:
£15 pays for a class / £30 pays for two classes per week
£60 pays for a physio/medical care for a student in need
£150 pays for pointe shoes and ballet shoes for 4 months
£320 pays for fees and uniform for 2 classes a week for one term at WLSDance
£1200 pays for a child to attend 3 classes a week for a whole year at WLSDance
£4079 pays for a year 7, 8, or 9 child attend YDA for a term
£12,237 pays for a year 7, 8, or 9 child to attend YDA for one whole year
£4230 pays for a year 10 or 11 child attend YDA for a term
£12,690 pays for a year 10 or 11 child to attend YDA for one whole year
Changing Lives - Step By Step. All support greatly appreciated!
There are many different ways to donate:
Bank Transfer: Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-74-63
Account No: 30824941
Cheque payable to The Du Boisson Dance Foundation
Send to: The Du Boisson Studios, 25 Bulwer Street, London W12 8AR
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