Supporting the Nutcracker Ballet and the Community

 

Dance! To Your Heart’s Delight!1 is proud to present our 14th annual Nutcracker Ballet production this year at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton in three performances on December 16-17.

As a part of the Tustin community for 40 years since 1978, thousands of dancers have waltzed through the doors of Tustin Dance Center.  Our students attend local schools, dance on teams at OCSA, Foothill, Tustin and Beckman High Schools, and many have gone on to professional dance careers.  Our vision is to instill in the hearts of our students an exhilarating love for the wonderful art of dance!

For the last four years, Dance! To Your Heart’s Delight! has donated one entire performance of the Nutcracker Ballet to under-served and special needs families in our community. Children and their families who had never been exposed to the arts were treated to the ballet. And, McDonald’s Corporation graciously contributed complimentary drinks, cookies and toys to our guests at intermission.

We Support Our Community

In addition to the donated performance of ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’, we also extend ourselves to our community in several other ways. For example, each year our dancers perform ‘Nutcracker in a Nutshell’, a 30-minute narrated and abbreviated performance of portions of the ballet. We have performed ‘Nutshell’ at the Orange County Rescue Mission, the Enderle Center Holiday Open House, Enderle Center Business Alliance and Holiday Boutique, the Tustin Boys and Girls Club, The Groves of Tustin, and the Tustin Tree Lighting Ceremony.

TDC also brought its Nutcracker cast to Tustin Library to participate in their Story Time and Cookies and Cocoa event. Previously, TDC has also performed at the Mayor's Breakfast, and other assisted living facilities. We perform at other community events throughout the year as well, such as the Tustin 4th of July Parade, the Orange County Fair, Parent’s Night Out (at the District) and other events.  In short, we make sharing our talented dancers and our love for the arts with our community a priority.

How Can You Help?

Producing a large-scale event such as ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ requires a significant financial commitment. From renting the theatre and backdrops, to purchasing and maintaining marley flooring, to altering and keeping the hundreds of costumes used in good working order, to casting professional dancers for the principal roles, to producing the event program and marketing the event, the costs are many. For the last several years we have had to replace one set of aging costumes, and this represents several thousand dollars in costs above the aforementioned standard event costs and we could use your help.  

Please consider becoming a Tustin Dance Center Nutcracker sponsor!  In doing so, you will help us promote the arts and allow us to continue producing and bringing ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ to our community.  Each year we strive to bring you a show even better than the previous year and in 2017, we plan to donate many hundreds of seats to the ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ again to the community. Your donation is completely tax deductible.

Nutcracker Level – Donations of $1000 and over

Sponsor will receive 4 tickets to a Nutcracker performance of their choice, a photo opportunity with a cast member, and their choice of a full page advertisement in the Nutcracker event program or 2 tickets to the Nutcracker Gala party and name recognition in our event program.

Sugar Plum Fairy Level – Donations of $750

Sponsor will receive 4 tickets to a Nutcracker performance of their choice, and their choice a half-page advertisement in the Nutcracker event program or 2 tickets to the Nutcracker Gala party and name recognition in our event program.

Snowflake Level –Donations of $500

Sponsor will receive 2 tickets to a Nutcracker performance of their choice, and their choice of a quarter-page add in the Nutcracker event program or 2 tickets to the Nutcracker Gala party and name recognition in our event program.

Clara Level – Donations of $250

Sponsor will receive their choice of a business card sized advertisement in the Nutcracker event program or 1 ticket to the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party and name recognition in our event program.

Angel Level – Donations of $100

Five tickets will be donated in sponsor’s name to the Tustin Boys and Girls Club.

Toy Soldier Level – Donations of $50

Sponsor will receive name recognition in the Nutcracker event program.

Mouse Level – Donations of $25

Thank you for supporting this year’s Nutcracker and the arts!

 

 

1 Dance! To Your Heart’s Delight! is Tustin Dance Center’s 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our non-profit was established to advance the arts within our studio and in the greater Tustin community. The proceeds from all Nutcracker performances, the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party, the Nutcracker boutique, concessions, fundraisers, and donations are directed into the non-profit and used to fund the production of the event each year.

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsorship is Tax-Deductible

 

Accepting Donations!

Support this year’s Nutcracker production by attending one or more of these events:

·         Nutcracker Ballet

·         Nutcracker Gala

·         Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

Learn more about these upcoming events below.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Tustin Dance Center’s 14th annual production of The Nutcracker Ballet will be held December 16 - 17, 2017 at historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton.

Three performances

·    Saturday, Dec 16th, 3:00 pm

·    Saturday, Dec 16th, 7:30 pm

·    Sunday, Dec 17th, 2:00 pm

Nutcracker Gala

TDC holds an annual Gala event to honor sponsors and other individual contributors who support our Nutcracker production.

Last year’s event was a blast! It was a casino night with carolers and wonderfully catered food and beverages. And, as always, there were many excellent raffle items to win, and silent auction items on which to bid!

This year’s gala is currently in planning. Please check back soon for an update.

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party

TDC’s annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party is a unique event and such great fun. Honored guests are treated to a magical day with cast members from The Nutcracker Ballet.

Guests shared tea, treats, crafts, and shopping at the boutique, and take home a special picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Questions?

If you have a question about any of the donation options or Nutcracker events listed above, please call Kelly Meyers, Director of TDC, at (714) 544-3072 or send an email to info@tustindance.com.

 

 

 

 

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