Hi Nutcracker families! The fundraising committee has hit the ground running obtaining sponsorships and setting up easy ways for individuals to contribute. Thanks to Annette Smith for her hard work on all this!
We rely on community support to raise the funds we need to accomplish our philanthropy efforts each year. Check out our outreach page on this blog for more information on what all we do in the community.
Amazon – Are you an amazon shopper? Who isn’t!! Here’s a super easy way to raise money for EACB. When you shop on Amazon, do it through Amazon Smile. They’ll give a portion of the sale right back to us. Use this link when shopping: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/02-0652940
Kroger – You can contribute to EACB while using your rewards card shopping at Kroger! Log into kroger.com and designate East Alabama Community Ballet (code UQ497) for community rewards!
Flip Give – This one is easy. Just go on our Flip Give site and make a donation. You can copy this link and share it on your facebook page for anyone who would like to help out or email it to people who would like to help out. – https://www.flipgive.com/f/721499
Sponsorships – Businesses will benefit from becoming a EACB sponsor with recognition in the program (Over $100 donation) as well as receive Nutcracker tickets (donation of $250 or more). Here’s the sponsorship brochure:
Looking forward to seeing our Nutcracker family at auditions next Sunday. 🙂
One of our dance moms has gone above and beyond for EACB this year! Thank you to Anne Ingram for taking thousands of pictures during Nutcracker this year!
For a $15 access fee, you can access and download them in full resolution. Just go to this paypal link to pay the fee and Anne will send you the access: Pay For Access Here Be sure to include your name and email address in the notes.
If you have any questions please contact Anne Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer to mail her a check send it to 711 South Dean Road, Auburn, AL 36830.
The 2017 production of The Nutcracker did not disappoint! The kids loved the school shows on Thursday and Friday, as our very own Shelby Chaney returned as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Be sure to thank Chick Fil A and Mr. Bill Bailey for providing lunch for our dancers on both days.
Although Friday proved to be an emotional day for Mrs. Angie, Mrs. Carol, Mrs. Allie, parents and cast, they came together and poured their heartache into dance on opening night. Our 2012 Clara, Carly Parker, had lost her 10 year battle with cancer. Even those of us who didn’t know her personally were deeply affected by this news, as those who were close to her were devastated. Dancing through their tears, the girls made this Carly’s Nutcracker.
On Saturday morning, 178 moms and little girls flooded Telfair Peet to enjoy Clara’s Tea Party, surpassing the attendance of past years. They spent the first half of the morning watching Clara as she danced through the land of sweets . Then they played games, met some of the cast, and enjoyed some treats.
The cast danced beautifully as always, giving the patrons a show they will never forget. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting our worthy organization.
Below is an excerpt from this year’s program, written by Amy Parker, EACB president:
“Thank you for supporting the East Alabama Community Ballet and for attending our 2017 production of The Nutcracker. I hope that it was a truly magical experience for you and your family! This wonderful production would not be all that it is without the contributions of so many people. Our artistic directors, choreographers, dancers, the EACB board, and our generous sponsors are all so appreciated but I would like to send a special thank you to the parents of our dancers. Thank you for every ride to and from the studio and for waiting in the lobby for us to “run it one more time.” Thanks for making sure that your dancer had a water bottle, a snack for every break, pink tights, and bobby pins – lots and lots of bobby pins! Thank you for measuring angels, making props, selling nutcrackers, taking pictures, ripping seams, gluing umbrellas, washing leos, hanging posters, and buying tickets. From signs in your yards to the magnets on your cars, you have been our biggest fans! We absolutely could not do it without each one of you!”
Good Luck ads for sale this week!! Want to wish your dancer good luck and get an extra picture of them in the program? Get a good luck ad. Like the yard signs and magnet sales, this is a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the many community enrichment projects EACB has the pleasure of being involved with. The Deadline is October 29 so don’t waste any time getting this in! The form is attached in case you didn’t get it.
Dance schedule is light this week. Here’s what’s going on:
1:00 – 2:00 Mandatory Pointe Class
2:00-3:30 Snow (no reindeer)
3:30 – 4:30 All Arabian
3:30 – 4:30 Dawn Fairy and All Angels
4:30 – 5:30 All Chinese
4:30 – 5:00 Dawn Fairy and Lead Angels
Nutcracker tickets are on sale now for cast members. Follow the link below and use access code Cast
A coupon code is available until November 1 for the purchase of 10 or more tickets. ** It will not be available after November 1. Coupon Code is CAST10
We’re ready for another fun weekend of practices and costume fittings. Notice some practices have been added this week for Russian and Marzipan.
We’re looking forward to another busy Nutcracker weekend! Headshots will be taken at at your designated time. Don’t forget to wear stage makeup and have your hair down.
See your practice time and costume fittingtime below: