Centennial Youth Ballet Mini-Nutcracker

Centennial Youth Ballet Mini-Nutcracker

From Friends of Metro Dance

We are fundraising to keep Centennial Youth Ballet thriving and creative through a global pandemic. Help us keep the joy alive through the holiday season with a reimagined, filmed version of The Mini-Nutcracker!

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As 2020 draws to a close, you are most likely breathing a much-deserved sigh of relief.  However, our Centennial Youth Ballerinas are still hard at work creating a visual feast for all to enjoy.  Although, like so many things, the beloved Mini-Nutcracker will look very different this year, the tireless faculty, staff and students have worked to create a wonderland in various parks throughout Nashville.  These efforts will culminate in a drive-in showing at The Field at Franklin on December 12, a livestream premiere on December 19, and Channel 3/Metro Nashville Network premiere on December 23 with an introduction by Nashville mayor, John Cooper.

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.  Only a small fraction of these funds that will be 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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