The Chattanooga Ballet will hold its annual fundraiser on March 15 at the William L. Montague Jr. Center for the Dance, 817B N. Market St. in Chattanooga. The event, Princess Aurora’s Wedding Celebration, will take place from 6-9 p.m. and feature a performance from the ballet’s upcoming spring concert, The Sleeping Beauty. Proceeds from the $75 per person event will benefit the Chattanooga Ballet Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition support to children whose families are in need. Tickets may be purchased at the ballet or by calling 423-265-0617.
Over the last 20 years the fund has provided dance education opportunities to hundreds of children.
“Dance builds confidence, self-esteem and broadens a young person’s vision of what is possible for themselves. The Ballet’s scholarship funds help open doors to the world of dance for those families who face socio-economic barriers to this wonderful multi-dimensional art form,” says Ballet General Director Bob Willie. Company Artistic Director Andrew Parker said, “Dance is for all. Our goal is to engage, inspire, and offer access to all members of the community.”
The ballet’s spring performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, Act 3 – Aurora’s Wedding, provides the theme for the event. “This year, the event will include an elegant sit-down dinner, an open bar and the Ballet’s professional company will perform an exclusive glimpse of excerpts from Aurora’s Wedding,” said Ellyn Brooks, event chairperson and board member.