Rejoice Ballet: Opening Doors to So Much More
A letter from our Executive Director, Patricia Cross:
When I opened the doors to Rejoice School of Ballet 19 years ago, my dream was that ballet would be accessible to any student who had the desire to study classical ballet.
As we prepare for our 20th season, I’m thrilled to announce several exciting initiatives and plans that will continue to open doors for our dancers.
In the 2019-2020 season we will:
Create an original ballet “The Little Engine that Could” which will include partnering with adaptive ballet classes in the community to include children in wheelchairs as the engine.
- Expand our programming in several key communities that need access to quality arts education including Warner Elementary school and the Smith Springs Community Center. We also hope to collaborate with another non-profit in offering hip hop classes to young men in the community.
- Send three of our dancers to the Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive on full scholarship and in the fall, we will send our second student to the Nashville Ballet Academy on full scholarship for training.
Today I am asking for your support to help us open the doors to all of these opportunities during our 20th season at Rejoice School of Ballet.
This summer we will hire highly qualified teachers, purchase dancewear and shoes for our students and begin rehearsals for our upcoming performance season.
The tuition provided by our families covers around 15 percent of our annual budget and we need your help to achieve our mission of training, nurturing and celebrating dancers from diverse backgrounds.
Donate today to help open the door to excellent ballet training, programming focused on health and wellness, diversity and spiritual formation and building a community of around 125 artists and friends who respect and love each other in spite of differences.
I want to thank you for every gift you’ve shared with Rejoice and ask that you support us again in the 2018-2019 season. It’s my honor to have a front row seat to how your support is opening doors in the lives of our dancers.
To invest in our efforts, please send your donation in the enclosed envelope or donate online at www.rejoiceballet.com/opening-doors.
Rejoice Ballet: Opening the Doors to So Much More