HARTFEL FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.93 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Sports

Location: PO Box 248 orange CA 92856 USA

Mission: The Hartfel mission is to facilitate greater awareness of the individual through the arts, in particular the art of ballet. We at Hartfel want to inspire self-worth and a sustaining belief in each individuals ability to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to each other and our community.  Give Southern California residents a first-rate, professional ballet company, The JohnC Art Ballet.Advance a revolutionary teaching program that makes a difficult art form accessible to allOffer vital body awareness and art-conscious services to the blind, hearing-impaired, wheel-chair bound, as well as the economically and socially challenge
Programs: Classes are structured to focus on basic movement awareness with an emphasis on confidence, posture, and building spatial awareness skills. From this basic foundation the classes advance into formal ballet steps and vocabulary. Opportunities for serious students who wish to pursue ballet with a performance emphasis will become available as the program progresses, eventually leading to the possibility of a career as a professional member of the Hartfel Ballet.

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

My daughter has danced for them for some years and I enjoy watching their performances. I would like to help more often, but I live elsewhere.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

through my daughter who is a principal dancer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Great!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do much for the commmunity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Awesome! They are great! Love to watch them perform and work with them on their projects. Recommend involvement in their organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter is a principal dancer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The family atmosphere.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Terrific!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Share their talent with the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I've learned so many things from Hartfel Foundation and changed my life. Hartfel is allowing me to pursue my dance career, and showing what true art is. I am confident of what I do with Hartfel and believe that this company can become one of America's finest ballet company.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bigger studio and hiring more dancer, that could make season performances happen.

Ways to make it better...

I knew this company 10 years ago..

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was enthralled and spellbound as I thoroughly enjoyed a performance by the Hartfel Ballet last year. The dancers weaved a visual tapestry that portrayed a story that enhansed the live music. These dancers work so tirelessly through long hours of rehersal and do not have significant opportunities to perform before a live audience. These beautiful dancers bare their emotions and leave them on the dance floor for us to enjoy. What a treat.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

enjoying their performance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

they had the funding to perform at more venues more often.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I've had a great experience as a Board member of Harfel. Since inception, the company has been passionate and committed about achieving their vision to not only transform Ballet arts, but also outreach to the community including those with disabilities. As a person you grow with the Hartfel. They share their artistic values with you through mentoring and honest feedback. If you can't take the truth about yourself, then the Hartfel is not for you. They aren't shy or apologetic about confronting complacency. That passion is what is transformative about them. I think they could focus more on developing their Blind dancer program. This is an area where there are more potential funds and grants to be secured.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

helping them gain some additional grant money

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

realize a strategic plan they've had waiting in the wings for years. Create a fabulous Blind and Deaf Dancer program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The Hartfel Foundation has allowed me to pursue my dance career and truly realize the potential I have as a dancer. I continue to see myself grow as an artist on a daily basis and in the near future believe that we can be one of America's finest dance companies.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

completely dedicated and willing to sacrifice so that Hartfel can succeed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the programs and perform on a regular basis, tour nationally, pay the director and dancers and reach out to the underprivileged in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

The Hartfel Foundation is giving me the chance to pursue my dreams of cultivating my art and dancing professionally; a chance I did not think I would ever get. The caring and nurturing atmosphere, alongside the emphasis on the art and self worth, makes this foundation stand out from the rest. Hartfel has shown me what I can be and is guiding me there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my every day life. Hartfel is not a foundation that can be thought about once and forgotten. The impact made, lasts a lifetime.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I've attended several of the Hartfel Ballet performances and can attest to their artistic ability and professionalism. I greatly admire their attempts to make the arts, like ballet, more accessible to the public - especially their work with the blind and with young children. Please try to see them perform if you can and provide them valuable support!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their commitment to their artistic vision and their mission to make the arts accessible to more people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, but warm, caring and enthusiastic about their work

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Bring the art of dance to more people, provide valuable classes and performances.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been benefiting from the revolutionary and highly effective programs of the Hartfel Foundation for nine years now. I can honestly say without Hartfel I would no longer be dancing or working to pursue my dream of becoming a truly virtuoso dance artist. I also gained the opportunity to assist in the Step in the Dark Dance Program, which was an amazing hands-on experience teaching blind and vision-impaired children the art of dance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All aspects of my life. The training provided by Hartfel doesn't just relate to the dance studio, but broadens the mind and challenges pre-conceptions about your abilities and perceptions of yourself as a whole person.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely dedicated and passionate about the mission. Willing to sacrifice to see their goal succeed, far beyond everyday expectations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its programs, train a full company of 20 dancers, perform and tour nationally. Reach many audiences in underserved communities, including the disabled, and bring new life to the art of dance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

All of the dancers and board members possess an unyielding passion and drive to achieve what they believe in. To become one of America's finest artistic organizations. The outreach programs are bold and daring and elicit amazing results. Anyone touched by this company of individuals will experience the power of honesty,integrity,and unyielding dedication to fullfill our promises. The only thing missing is the muscle of strong funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The quality of art and outreach programs offered to the community would deliver three times the value of any gift given.

Ways to make it better...

The company could perform all the time and tour nationally, as well as expand its outreach programs to reach more people in need.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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