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.
$15 pays for 1 hour of Rehearsal Space: in excess of 500 hours/year
$25 pays for 1 pair of Dancer Tights for performances: over 300 pairs needed
$35 pays for 1 pair of Ballet Slippers for our dancers: over 25 pairs needed
$50 covers the cost of 200 marketing postcards
$65 covers the cost of an Oakland Ballet Company Class Instructor: 100 hours/year
$75 pays for 100 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!
$150 covers the cost of a Nutcracker Participation Fee Scholarship for a young dancer to participate in the Nutcracker performances
$200 pays for Flowers presented on stage to our dances at each performance
$250 covers the cost of Backstage Supplies (food and beverages) for dancers and backstage crew at each performance
$350 will pay for a Dance Workshop led by an Oakland Ballet dancer
$500 will pay for Costume Cleaning after each performance
$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”
$750 will pay for the repairs needed for the Nutcracker Prince Costume (or a similar costume)
$1,000 will purchase a new Sugar Plum Fairy Tutu (or similar costume)
$1,250 will enable us to hire a Marketing Intern for 12 months (or another related staff position)
$1,500 will pay for 65 students to attend a Nutcracker performance
$2,000 will pay for the Prop Mistress for the Nutcracker performances (or another production staff member)
$2,500 will enable us to hire an Education Outreach Coordinator for one year (or another related staff position)
$3,000 will allow us to purchase a Mobile Dance Floor for the “Discover Dance” educational outreach program (or to cover flooring-related expenses)
$3,500 will pay for the Costume Manager for the Nutcracker season (or another production staff member)
Gift Amount of Your Choice: funds will be applied to Oakland Ballet’s greatest need