We are fundraising to keep Centennial Youth Ballet and the Metro Parks Dance Division thriving and creative through a global pandemic.
We are beyond thrilled at the support we have received so far this fiscal year. We have been able to provide at-home ballet kits for students to dance safely at home during quarantine, pivot our Mini-Nutcracker to a site-specific film highlighting many of Nashville’s beautiful and interesting parks, and provide master classes for both Centennial Youth Ballet and community center afterschool program participants to keep young dancers excited and engaged.
The Mini-Nutcracker is the primary fundraiser for Friends of Metro Dance, which supports Centennial Youth Ballet with required supplemental funds for dance programs and student scholarships to make dance accessible for all. In 2019, the boutique raised $11,751 and ticket sales $32,808. While our Mini-Nutcracker drive-in film and online streaming were successful, only a small fraction of these funds were earned from this year’s performance. We need your help more than ever both because income has decreased and scholarship need has increased.
Your tax deductible donation will help us advance our pandemic-friendly mission, with all proceeds going to support Metro Parks Dance and Centennial Youth Ballet.
From the bottom of our hearts and the tips of our pointe shoes, we thank you for your generosity and your support of our dancers both now and in generations to come.
Best wishes for good health and a new year,
Friends of Metro Dance
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