The Running Princess store in downtown Corvallis has made Willamette Apprentice Ballet their sponsored nonprofit for the first quarter of 2019!
Please shop at Running Princess between now and March: $1 from every pair of socks purchased during this time will be donated to Willamette Apprentice Ballet!
Willamette Apprentice Ballet recently learned that we will be receiving an $1800 grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition for our new production of “Carnival of the Animals,” which will premiere on March 8th, 2019, at the LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis, as part of TWO FREE PERFORMANCES: a daytime Children’s Educational Concert, and a full-length evening concert.
Thank you, Benton County Cultural Coalition, for your support and belief in Willamette Apprentice Ballet!
Dancers from Willamette Apprentice Ballet, along with musicians from the Corvallis Community Band, will be volunteering at The Historic Carousel of Albany on Saturday, November 24th, 11am-3pm. Attendees will get to enjoy festive holiday music, hear ballet stories read by the dancers, learn simple dance routines, and ride the beautiful carousel. A fun, family-friendly kickoff to the holiday season!
Our ‘Donors and Patrons’ page on this website has our link to the Amazon Smile Foundation. Thank you for your support!
Willamette Apprentice Ballet is collaborating with the Corvallis Community Band on a Children’s Concert for local 4th graders! The Children’s Concert will be Tuesday, October 23rd @ 12:30pm. This particular performance is by invitation-only, for local elementary school students and their teachers/chaperones; the program features music and dance pieces related to the Oregon Trail and the Solar System.
Willamette Apprentice Ballet dancers from the Int/Adv Character Dance class of Corvallis Academy of Ballet will be performing a piece called Hootenanny, a fusion of traditional American square dancing steps and formations + classical ballet; they will be wearing beautiful, historically-accurate dresses that were designed and constructed by Mariann & Erica Jones. Students from the Beg/Int Character Dance class of CAB will be performing Teddy Bear Picnic, dancing with their favorite teddy bears and other stuffed animals.
We look forward to performing for all of those 4th graders in October!