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We're going to FRANCE!

Mendocino Ballet is very excited to be able to go to France this year! We are taking 12 of our dancers to study at our sister school in Nerac, France. This is the most girls we have taken! We will also be spending a few days in Paris visiting museums and sightseeing. We are raising money for the trip at GoFundMe.com. Help us reach our goal by clicking the link below and donating to this great opportunity!

10-10-10 Pay it Forward Scholarship Fundraiser

Our 10-10-10 Scholarship Fundraiser is now underway! All we're asking is for you to make a $10 donation, and get 10 of your friends to make a donation of $10 and keep the chain going. All of your generous donations to this campaign go directly to our scholarship program. We believe that every child deserves a chance to dance so we are asking students, families, alumni, supporters of the arts and friends of the ballet to donate $10 to our Scholarship Fund. This is an ongoing fundraiser since our scholarships are an ongoing support to families in need. So what are you waiting for?

New Classes!

We have added some new classes this Session in addition to our popular ballet and tap classes!

Check out our Contemporary/Jazz Dance class for ages 9-12 on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 pm. We are also again offering Teen/Adult Ballet class for men and women ages 13-Adult on Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:45. We have a new Musical Theatre Dance Workshop on Saturdays from 1:00-2:30 for ages 8-13 from January 31-March 21, 2015. This is a great chance to try something new!

New Tap Classes!  We have added several new Tap classes this Session including an Adult Tap Class on Friday mornings at 11:00 am.  Check out our schedule for more classes! Make sure to click on the Classes tab above to see all classes offered and our Class Attire Requirements.            

All students in ballet classes who are 6 years old and up, will have the chance to perform in our Spring production of  "Alice in Wonderland". Performances will be held at Mendocino College Center Theatre on May 30 & 31, 2015. Students in tap and contemporary/jazz classes will perform in our Dance Classics in Act I of the same show.

Come Join Us

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.

What Sets Us Apart?

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 and Contemporary Dance so students can choose from a variety of styles. This means that even if you do not plan on a career in dance, you 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 students to participate in a special Cultural Exchange Program with dancers from France.