At Bend Academy we try to do what we can to give back to the community and make dance accessible to all. Scholarships are available for those in financial need who cannot otherwise afford dance lessons. Please contact us if you are in need of a full or partial scholarship to cover dance costs.

Our scholarship fund is limited. We also recommend looking into Canadian Tire JumpStart, as they are an agency that provide funding to youth in sport.

Use the form below to contact us regarding scholarships:

SECOND DANCES: Second-hand Dancewear Corner

If you’re looking for second-hand dance items or have dancewear to donate please reach out! All donated dancewear is placed for sale at the studio and funds raised from sales go directly into a scholarship fund to help cover dance costs for students in need.

It all started a few weeks after opening the studio when a past dance mom reached out and asked if I would accept dancewear for the studio that she was planning on donating. Then another complete stranger reached out later that week after seeing an article in the paper about Bend Academy offering the same! I think the universe wanted me to take the items and do something good with them.

Check out our supply when you’re next at the studio! lf you’re looking for a specific item send me an email ( and I’m happy to check the stock for you before you come and visit. We currently have an assortment of leotards, black and beige jazz shoes, ballet slippers, and tights (many new in the packaging).

If you would like to donate items please reach out and I’m happy to pick things up or arrange for drop off times at the studio. Know that any donations you make will help students in need and reduce waste by extending the life of your dancewear.

Help give items a second dance!


CATS ON MATS – Annual Event

Thank you to those who supported Cats on Mats 2022! We raised over $2000 for Craig Street Cats!

Cats on Mats is a cat yoga class where participants do a relaxing yoga class while adoptable cats from Craig Street Cats roam around the room. This event happens annually near the end of December. Keep an eye out for Cats on Mats 2023!