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BALLETOMANES!

Your tax-deductible contribution supports the following goals:

 

  1. Generate leaders for the dance field through the development of professional dancers, teachers, choreographers and scholars.
  2. Commitment to audience development and engagement, especially in providing access to performances for underserved audiences and not for profit organizations that may not otherwise be able to participate, be touched, healed and changed by this art form.

 

Only a part of our expenses are covered through ticket revenues and the remaining funds are secured through generous gifts from individuals such as you.  Choose any of these six target areas that can use your support:

  • Dance Department Fund supports professional guest artist master classes and residencies as well as producing high quality dance performances & full-length ballets.
  • Dance Club Outreach Fund provides services to underserved audiences and not for profit organizations that may not otherwise be able to enjoy a dance performance. 
  • 834 Club/Dance – for $8.34 a month you can give $100 a year to the Dance Department. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

  • Dance Merit Scholarship assists gifted new students with tuition discounts.
  • Jane Barr Scholarship provides needy upper class dance majors with financial assistance.
  • Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund assists senior dance majors with audition expenses.
  • Returning Professional Fellowship assists experienced professional dancers with funds to complete their education while contributing their life and career experience to the dance department.

 

The following benefits serve as our expression of thanks:

BELIEVER

$50+ level

  • Recognition in the program
  • Two tickets to dance department performance of choice

FRIEND

$25+ level

  • Recognition in the program
  • One tickets to dance department performance of choice

PATRON

$100+ level

  • Recognition in the program and website
  • Two tickets to dance department performance of choice
  • Backstage Tour

SUPPORTER

$250+ level

  • Recognition in the program and website
  • Two tickets to Raw Edges 2015
  • One season subscription to the Mercyhurst Dance Department’s 2015-2016 season

BENEFACTOR

$500+ level

  • Recognition in the program and website
  • Two tickets to Raw Edges 2015
  • Two season subscriptions to the Mercyhurst Dance Departments 2015-2016 season
  • Two tickets to Beyond Words Gala 2016 and admittance for two to a private reception honoring SafeNet, Erie's only accredited domestic violence agency.

ANGEL

$1000+ level

  • Recognition in the program and website
  • Four tickets to Raw Edges 2015
  • Four season subscriptions to the Mercyhurst Dance Departments 2015-2016 season
  • Four tickets to Beyond Words Gala 2016 and admittance for two to a private reception honoring SafeNet, Erie's only accredited domestic violence agency.