We will be presenting "The Wizard of Oz" to school children and teachers and to the public. School tours are June 2 at 9, 10:30 or 12:15 and June 3 at 9:30 or 11. The performance is approximately 50 minutes long and is based on the original story written by L. Frank Baum. Teachers can call us at 463-2290 for more information and to reserve seats. Please read on for information on the performance, audience ettiquette and more.
Public performances are two acts. The first act is "Dance Classics" and includes the ballet Pas de Quatre, choreographed in 1845 and featured the talents of the four greatest ballerinas of that time. Also featured are contemporary dance, jazz, ballet and tap performed by students of the Mendocino Ballet.
For countless years, we have been using these beautiful watercolor dresses in the photo you see above. What our dream is is to buy 12 romantic style tutus. Each tutu would cost us $500 for the tulle that needs to be used to create the floral effect that we would like to have. For 12 tutus it will cost us $6000 dollars. We have already raised $4500 for them and are in the final stretch (pun intended) to purchase new tutus for our Nutcracker!
For each person who donates $100 or more to this campaign, you will see your name in our Nutcracker program!
We have a deadline to order our tutus! If we order by the middle of July, we will get the tutus at a 20% discount! If we miss this window, we will have to wait and order them in a later year. These tutus are the tutus your child will get to wear as they grow into one of our company dancers! We would LOVE to be able to use traditional romantic style tutus. This is such a great opportunity for our dancers. Please consider donating today!!
Our dream would be to get tutu's that look more like these:
To donate please go to this link: Grow a Garden Waltz of the Flowers Fundraiser
Do you love Dance? Are you interested in being part of an exciting community arts organization dedicated to excellence in the Dance Arts? We are recruiting New Members for the Mendocino Ballet Board of Directors.
The Mendocino Ballet is seeking energetic, creative thinkers to join our Board of Directors. An interest in dance and children, and love of the arts are the main pre-requisites. Perhaps you or some other family member enjoyed dance as part of your life and younow find yourself wanting to give back to your community. With new projects brewing, a Cultural Exchange with dancers from France, and the expansion of our dance program with new classes, our volunteer Board has the chance to really make a difference as we embark on these new opportunities.
If you have an interest in the dance arts and would like to help make a difference in a child's life and the quality of dance in our community, serving on the Mendocino Ballet Board of Directors might just be the ticket for you! We would love to talk to you. Give our office a call at 463-2290 and we will make sure to get you a Board Packet and answer any questions you may have.
We are the only dance program in the area that offers profesional quality dance training with Classical Ballet as the foundation. We also offer Tap, Jazz, Pre-Ballet for ages 3-5 and Contemporary Dance so students can choose from a variety of styles. Even if you do not plan on a career in dance, you still receive the best technical training and performance opportunities around. Our ballet students have the chance to perform in our annual "Nutcracker" as well as in original choreography and ballets of favorite fairytales and stories from "Cinderella", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Peter and the Wolf" to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "The Little Mermaid" and more! We also offer the opportunity for our "Art of Classical Ballet" students to participate in a special Cultural Exchange Program with dancers from France. Class sizes are limited so students receive individual attention. Our studios are family friendly with waiting areas for parents who want to watch their children dance.