Individuals

For more than 40 years, The Tallahassee Ballet has represented everything that is wonderful about the arts in our community. Whether it’s the professional training of our company dancers, teaching underserved populations in our local after-school programs, offering dance study for all ages in our new school or presenting exciting performances, your support helps The Tallahassee Ballet maintain its reputation as the most acclaimed dance organization in our area. With your support, we will be able to enrich the arts community for generations to come.

The Tallahassee Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution of donations (excluding tuition) is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal ID#: 23-7273533.

Donation

A donation to The Tallahassee Ballet is a wonderful way to support your local arts community. Donations to The Tallahassee Ballet help support our community outreach programs, including Dance Chance (free dance education for economically disadvantaged children), Backstage at the Ballet (free community event that lets people see behind the scenes), and more. The Tallahassee Ballet is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

 

Membership

Membership is a perfect way to show your support of The Tallahassee Ballet as an integral part of the cultural center of our community and it affords the most prestigious benefits for those who want to enjoy a fulfilling theatre experience. Members enjoy:

  • Preferred seating
  • Parking passes
  • VIP wine reception during opening night intermission
  • Tax-deductible donation
  • Afterglow reception following opening night of The Nutcracker

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Season Brochure. Click below to view membership prices and details.

 

Season Ticket Subscriptions

Season Ticket Subscriptions are a great option for patrons simply looking for great tickets. Subscribers choose from one of two options: Full Season Subscription or Duo Season Subscription.

Benefits for Season Ticket Subscribers include:

  • Free ticket exchange privileges
  • Advanced seating selection

The three major performances presented by The Tallahassee Ballet this season are:

  • An Evening of Music & Dance – September 22, 23 & 25, 2016
  • The Nutcracker – December 10 & 11, 2016
  • Rhythm Explosion – May 12 & 13, 2017

Full Season Subscription (One ticket to each of the three (3) season productions):

  • Platinum Level Tickets: $161
  • Gold Level Tickets: $131
  • Silver Level Tickets: $111
  • Bronze Level Tickets: $88

Duo Subscription (One ticket to two (2) of the three (3) season productions):

  • Platinum Level Tickets: $113
  • Gold Level Tickets: $93
  • Silver Level Tickets: $79
  • Bronze Level Tickets: $63

 

Petite Patrons

Petite Patrons is a unique membership opportunity for children 12 and younger. Members learn about the world of dance and the importance of patronage of the arts, and receive special privileges when they attend The Tallahassee Ballet performances. Petite Patron membership is a perfect gift for the budding dancer or artist, encouraging his or her love and support of the arts.

Benefits include:

  • A “pass” for each abbreviated children’s performance (The Nutcracker and Spring Performances) that entitles Petite Patrons (and parents attending the performance) to attend a “Meet the Cast” party directly after the show.
  • An invitation to Backstage at the Ballet where Petite Patrons will tour the studio and wardrobe room and watch rehearsals at The Tallahassee Ballet.
  • A special gift in the lobby at each children’s performance.
  • Early admission to Kingdom of Sweets.
  • Child’s name in each playbill for the year for an additional cost ($40 per season, $30 if parents or grandparents are Season Members of The Tallahassee Ballet)

*Petite Patron sign-up is at bottom of membership form.

 

Scholarships and Endowment Funds

  • The Tallahassee Ballet Endowment Fund allows you to leave your legacy with a one-time gift. This endowment fund is a permanent fund that provides income each year to support our mission. Our endowment fund is a component fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida (CFNF).
  • Pennies for Pointe Shoes Fund helps defer the cost of continually replacing expensive shoes for a Company dancer. Established in 2006 to honor Kathryn Karrh Cashin (affectionately known as KK), resident choreographer to The Tallahassee Ballet for more than 25 years, the fund helps offset costs associated with what she saw as a the most critical need for dancers. She noticed how many soloists and principal dancers in The Tallahassee Ballet went through a pair of shoes a day during peak rehearsal and performance times. With pointe shoes costing at least $60 a pair, the expense became a financial hardship for many families and dancers.
  • Ken Cashin Scholarship Fund, established in honor of Ken Cashin’s dedication and leadership to The Tallahassee Ballet, helps Company dancers attend prestigious, nationally recognized summer dance programs. The scholarship enables talented Company dancers to enhance their dance training at a renowned national study program of their choice. Acceptance and participation in these programs brings national recognition to dancers from The Tallahassee Ballet and prestige to our semi-professional company.
  • Joyce Straub Fausone Scholarship Fund annually awards a Senior Company dancer financial support for costs associated with ballet, such as pointe shoes and other dance-related items, and includes a tuition waiver. Created in August 2004, this scholarship honor Mrs. Fausone’s 19 years of dedicated service to The Tallahassee Ballet. Among her many accomplishments for the Ballet, Ms. Fausone oversaw the original production of The Nutcracker in 1986 and initiated the DanceChance outreach program in 1997. This scholarship recipient must have been a member of the Ballet for at least two years, have helped with the Ballet’s DanceChance program and/or volunteered extensively to assist the Ballet and act as a positive role model for other dancers.
  • Helen Salter Scholarship Fund provides funding to The Tallahassee Ballet School students at the Intermediate or Pre-Professional levels who demonstrate exceptional ability in dance and aspire to pursue an undergraduate degree in dance and/or to dance professionally. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Helen Salter, a former Balanchine dancer, who founded The Tallahassee Ballet in 1972.

To make a donation to any of these programs, please call Carla DeLoach at 850.224.6917, ext. 21.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Rhythm Explosion

May 12 – 13, 2017
Sway to the rhythm of big band beats with Conductor Leon Anderson and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra Jazz.

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The Nutcracker

December 2017
Treat yourself to one of the holiday season’s most treasured performances, The Tallahassee Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

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