Outreach

The EACB's Board of Directors believe that exposure to the arts is a vital part of every child's education. Our mission is best accomplished through partnership with others in our community. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, we are committed to supporting and maintaining the highest quality of artistic vision and education.

One facet of our mission is integrating arts and education by bringing classical ballet to those who might not otherwise be able to participate in or experience it. For over twenty years, our commitment to the arts and our use of community talent have allowed the EACB to perform The Nutcracker, a beautiful tradition that has become a signature event of the holiday season in East Alabama. This year, we will present three performances of The Nutcracker (December 14-16).

In addition to the public performance, EACB also gives third graders in East Alabama school districts the opportunity to experience the magic of ballet. The 3rd grade students are bussed to the theatre to attend a special Nutcracker production as part of the outreach project. Apart from The Nutcracker, our dancers produce a summer dance showcase, Turn Out Reach Out.  All proceeds from Turn Out Reach Out are donated to a local charity.  As a part of service service to the community, EACB donates an annual $1500 scholarship to the Auburn University Theatre Department to promote the study of the performing arts at an advanced level. We are proud to support arts education for all ages.

Of course, our efforts come with a price. We depend on community support to continue the EACB tradition. Some of our major annual costs include but are not limited to transportation expenses for the school children, theatre and studio rental fees, choreographer salaries, costume and set maintenance for our production, and stipends for guest artist participants from the North Georgia Ballet.

There are many ways to support our community outreach efforts.  

  1. Shop with Amazon Smile for proceeds to come back to EACB: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/02-0652940  
  2. Use Flip Give:  https://www.flipgive.com/f/721499

  3. If you are a Kroger shopper with a rewards card, log into kroger.com and designate East Alabama Community Ballet (code UQ497) for community rewards
  4. We invite you to become a sponsor! The sponorship brochure is attached here.
     
                                              
      *For information on participating in EACB's community outreach efforts, please contact us at lynnterraballet@gmail.com.

 

Curriculum materials for teachers [PDF]