Keep our dancers on their toes!
Springfield Ballet Company’s Annual Pointe Shoe Fund
Help the Springfield Ballet Company provide some very special shoes to some very special . . .
Our Company dancers dedicate an average of 20 hours per week training to perform for audiences and provide dance education and performances to community groups. The delicate pointe shoes our dancers wear provide a rigid support that prevents injury. Each pair is made by hand; and after several rehearsals, the shoes become unusable and must be replaced. Through the course of a season of three or more productions, each dancer can expect to wear through a minimum of six pairs of pointe shoes at a cost of $75 a pair. SBC would like to provide each dancer the pointe shoes necessary for our productions. Please help us continue this tradition!
In the fall of 2016, the SBC will again offer its Ballet Outreach Program. This program was established in 2003 as a way to provide dance education to young people from areas that are often underexposed to the fine arts. The Ballet Outreach Program is offered in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, and teaches basic ballet to students ages six to 14. In addition to six months of weekly classes conducted by SBC volunteer ballet instructors, the Company provides ballet shoes, tights, leotards, dance skirts, bags, a t-shirt and tickets to SBC productions — all at no cost to each student dancer. At the end of each season, parents and friends are invited to attend a free ballet recital performed by the Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program dancers at The Legacy Theatre.
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