ago Tustin Dance Center established a non-profit entity named Dance! To
Your Heart’s Delight for the purpose of promoting and spreading the joy
of the arts to children and families in Orange County. With the primary
vision of instilling in students' hearts a love for the art of dance within a
professional production arena, this holiday season we are proudly producing
and fully-staging our 15th annual The Nutcracker Ballet,
featuring a cast of nationally-renowned professional dancers and over 50 very
talented student dancers from Tustin Dance Center. Our three amazing
performances will be held on the weekend of December 15 – 16, 2018 at Plummer
Auditorium in Fullerton.
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. And each year, we have the absolute privilege of
working with over 50 studio dancers who share their talents in our Nutcracker
How Can You Help?
Of course, producing a large-scale
event such as The Nutcracker Ballet requires a significant financial
commitment. From renting the theatre and backdrops, to maintaining or
replacing some of the hundreds of costumes we use, to casting professional
dancers, to authoring and publishing the event program and marketing the
event, the costs are many. And this year, for the first time in our 15 years
of producing this wonderful event, we would also like to incorporate a live
orchestra with 30 talented musicians.
While we will recover much of our
expenses through ticket sales, and by holding several smaller scale
fundraising events such as our annual Nutcracker Gala and Sugar Plum Fairy
Tea Party, we still need to raise another $35,000 to secure a live orchestra,
to keep ticket costs low and at a rate that provides the best value in Orange
County for a full-stage, professional ballet, and to again allow us to donate
over 1000 seats to the underserved for the 6th year running.
We need your help and hope you will consider
contributing to our production. There are two ways you can help and both
options provide great exposure to you or your organization:
By making an individual cash donation with one of the pre-set
amounts listed below, or by becoming a corporate sponsor so that we can reach
our aforementioned fundraising, production and community goals.
By donating products and services that we can use as silent
auction items at our annual Nutcracker Gala event.
You Should Also Know…
Our annual Nutcracker Gala and
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party are ticketed events, however we too give back to
the community through several free mini Nutcracker performances we call
Nutcracker in a Nutshell. Our busy cast will donate their time and
talents with Nutshell performances including OC Rescue Mission, Boys
and Girls Clubs, Tustin Library, Groves of Tustin and the Enderle Center
Holiday Open House.