Since 1993, for the past 25 years, NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet has been an advocate of and executed Arts Education programs, from ballet classes to technical theater training, for American toddlers to teens.
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet Specialists, who visit every city of the 100+ city tour for an average of 4 days, are dancers in the company and they are also trained to run NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet's “Dance-with-Us,” “Musical Wunderkind,” “Fine Art Sessions” and “New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life.” These highly trained and talented ballerinas provide pro-bono sessions for school children of all each fall, as well as in the theater on performance days.
PTA groups locally and nationally are encouraged to engage the NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet Soloists for one-of-a-kind interactive enrichment programs in your school and with a fund-raising component!
PRE-FUND-RAISING ENGAGEMENT OPTIONS:
IN SCHOOL, PRO BONO ACTIVITIES ~ September through October
a) Dance-with-Us - Ballerina leads movement exercises and group dancing
b) New Horizons - Ballerina leads International cultural exchange and appreciation
c) Fine Art Sessions - Ballerina models for art class
DAY of SHOW ACTIVITIES ~ November through December
a) Participation in the performance as Musical Wunderkind Choir
b) Participation in the performance as Musical Wunderkind Strings
c) Introduction to Computerized Lighting and Sound
d) Costuming Technology
PERFORMANCE-BASED FUND RAISING:
NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet works hand-in-hand with the PTA to raise funds and has done this since 1983!
For best results, we offer the local PTA our brand name “NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet 30th Anniversary Tour” to use as an event and to obtain a local business sponsor.
A few examples of past successes:
a) Mercy Hospital in Springfield MA was sponsored by Saint Germain Investments for a Moscow Ballet performance at U Massachusetts.
b) Children’s Diabetes Los Angles – Pasadena obtained a sponsorship of $75,000 from the Los Angeles Times and earned $250,000 from the Moscow Ballet Gala Event.
c) Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta Gala, chaired by First Lady Roselyn Carter, raised $100,000.
d) Graduate Hospital Philadelphia Gala raised$250,000 and was chaired by First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Other participating charities include Marie Osmond’s Children’s Miracle Network national, Houston’s Free the Captives, Dallas’ Bachendorf Jewelry and more.