Your donations go far at HPSD!

Your tax-deductible donation to Hyde Park School of Dance supports day to day operations in addition to the scholarship and outreach programs that make a first-class dance education - and all of the social, health, and academic benefits that come with it - available to hundreds of kids who would otherwise be unable to afford one.

You can make a secure donation today through PayPal to help make this mission possible!

Did you know that a full 20% of the annual budget to run Hyde Park School of Dance comes from individual donations? These generous gifts, which range in amount from $1 to $20,000, are made by supporters from all facets of the HPSD network, including the families of currently enrolled dancers,  alumni dancers and their families, and the community members who value what we do at HPSD and want to help ensure our continuation as a vital resource for families across Chicago's south side. 

Donations are essential to our operations as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. They help us maintain the low tuition price points our students' families appreciate without sacrificing our uncompromising commitment to the highest-quality service and instruction that they have come to expect from HPSD.

Individual gifts also provide critical funds that support nearly 12% of our student body via our scholarship program, giving talented and highly motivated kids who otherwise might not be able to afford to dance the opportunity to pursue their passion.

You can help today by making a donation in any amount to Hyde Park School of Dance.  For specific underwriting opportunities, please contact our Executive Director at or (773) 493-8498.

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Donor Circle

2019-20 Supporter Benefits

$100 - $499                          Friend

  • Fall preview of the Nutcracker and dance year on October 18, 2019
  • Recognition in printed programs

$500 - $999                          Supporter

  • All of the above, plus
  • Special gift during the dance season
  • 1-week advance sale on ticketed performances

$1,000 - $4,999                  Director

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to watch auditions for Nutcracker and story ballet
  • Invitation to a Community Engagement event
  • Signed Nutcracker cast poster

$5,000 - $9,999                  Producer

  • All of the above, plus
  • Invitation to a Master Class
  • Watch dress rehearsal for Nutcracker and Story Ballet

$10,000+                              Benefactor

  • All of the above, plus
  • Sponsorship of an onstage production



Volunteers                         Angel

  • Fall preview of the Nutcracker and dance year on October 18, 2019
  • 1 Free ticket to the show they are not working
  • Invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party


10 Ways to Support HPSD

  1. If you are not already on our email list, go to and sign up - we send out great information about upcoming programming, performances and opportunities.
  1. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and share posts with your own circle of friends.
  1. Help us recruit new students – spread the word about the quality of our program, the benefits of dance, and the safe, inclusive community that HPSD provides.
  1. Make a charitable contribution and see if your company will match your gift to Hyde Park School of Dance or will field a team of volunteers to support our programming.
  1. Volunteer to help at one of our productions or rehearsals. 
  1. Join our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) and volunteer to serve on HPSD special interest committees that help guide our futures.
  1. Purchase tickets to Hyde Park School of Dance’s performances and events.
  1. Ask your employer, friends, or local businesses to sponsor one of our productions; visit for more information.
  1. Show your HPSD pride and benefit our programs by purchasing custom merchandise.
  1. Be Our Community Ambassadors – you are the voice of Hyde Park School of Dance for thousands of people in the greater Chicago community.