Spring 2016 Fundraising Campaign

You can help ensure that the 2016-2017 season is our best yet!

Pointe shoes, tutus, ballet slippers, and a Nutcracker Prince Costume are all on the must purchase expense list for next season. Please support Oakland Ballet by funding your favorite items from our Fund-A-Need list below.

Every dollar counts and will be used to help us meet the costs of our performances, Discover Dance educational outreach program, and scholarships for students to attend dance classes at The Academy at Oakland Ballet.

Your tax-deductible gift makes a huge difference to our dancers, the youth we serve through our many programs, and to keeping the arts and dance alive and thriving in Oakland.

Rehearsal Space$15 pays for 1 hour of Rehearsal Space: in excess of 500 hours/year

Fund Rehearsal Space

$25 pays for 1 pair of Dancer Tights for performances: over 300 pairs needed

Fund Dancer Tights

$35 pays for 1 pair of Ballet Slippers for our dancers: over 25 pairs needed

Fund Ballet Slippers

Pointe Shoes$50 covers the cost of 200 marketing postcards

Fund Marketing Postcards

$65 covers the cost of an Oakland Ballet Company Class Instructor: 100 hours/year

Fund Company Class Instructor

$75 pays for 100 marketing posters

Fund Marketing Posters

$100 covers the cost of one pair of Pointe Shoes: over 150 pairs needed/year. Fun fact: the shoes are handmade and can only be worn one to two times!

Fund Pointe Shoes

Student Dancers waiting to go onstage_Nutcracker 2013$150 covers the cost of a Nutcracker Participation Fee Scholarship for a young dancer to participate in the Nutcracker performances

Fund a Nutcracker Scholarship

$200 pays for Flowers presented on stage to our dances at each performance

Fund Flowers

$250 covers the cost of Backstage Supplies (food and beverages) for dancers and backstage crew at each performance

Fund Backstage Supplies

$350 will pay for a Dance Workshop led by an Oakland Ballet dancer

Fund a Dance Workshop

$500 will pay for Costume Cleaning after each performance

Fund Costume Cleaning

$600 will give the gift of a Scholarship to a young dancer of need for 1 week at Oakland Ballet’s summer dance program, “Ballet Boot Camp”

Fund a Scholarship

$750 will pay for the repairs needed for the Nutcracker Prince Costume (or a similar costume)

Fund Nutcracker Costume Repairs

Nutcracker 2015-1430$1,000 will purchase a new Sugar Plum Fairy Tutu (or similar costume)

Fund the Sugar Plum Fairy Tutu

$1,250 will enable us to hire a Marketing Intern for 12 months (or another related staff position)

Fund a Marketing Intern

$1,500 will pay for 65 students to attend a Nutcracker performance

Fund Student Nutcracker Tickets

$2,000 will pay for the Prop Mistress for the Nutcracker performances (or another production staff member)

Fund the Prop Mistress

$2,500 will enable us to hire an Education Outreach Coordinator for one year (or another related staff position)

Fund an Outreach Coordinator

OBC Dancers at Mohr Elementary_December 2015$3,000 will allow us to purchase a Mobile Dance Floor for the “Discover Dance” educational outreach program (or to cover flooring-related expenses)

Fund a Mobile Dance Floor

$3,500 will pay for the Costume Manager for the Nutcracker season (or another production staff member)

Fund the Costume Manager

Gift Amount of Your Choice: funds will be applied to Oakland Ballet’s greatest need

Make a Donation of Your Choice