Dance! To Your Heart’s Delight!1 proudly presented its 14th annual Nutcracker Ballet production last
year at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton in three performances on
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.
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.