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The Corps de Ballet, NC Dance Theatre’s volunteer service and social organization, has supported the Company since its relocation to Charlotte in 1991. The Corps’ energetic members enjoy a wide range of “hands on” service, educational and social events during the dance season, providing a unique “behind the scenes” volunteer experience. The warm partnership between the Corps and the Company fosters friendships, community support and appreciation of dance performance and production.
- Fundraising: The Corps annually sponsors Pointe the Way, an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a live and silent auction, benefiting NCDT REACH!, Dance Theatre’s community outreach dance scholarship program. The Corps promotes other fundraising projects of short duration from time to time.
- Company Interaction: The Corps provides home-cooked meals for the dancers between matinee and evening performances, and regularly interacts with dancers, artists and staff members in its activities.
- Education Opportunities: The Corps offers members a dance enrichment program at selected meetings, featuring informal talks with Dance Theatre’s dancers, artists and staff, guest choreographers and other invited guests.
- Receptions: The Corps instituted the annual Welcome Back Party, welcoming the dancers to the new season, and organizes a Salute to Educators, honoring participants in Dance Theatre’s community outreach programs, and Sneak Previews of upcoming performances.
- Additional Volunteer Options: The Corps assists with other functions and special events as needed, including the Annual Gala, the annual NCDT REACH! recital, selling Dance Theatre merchandise at performances, and volunteering at open houses.
- Monthly Meetings: The Corps meets on the second Wednesday evening of each month (unless otherwise specified) during dance season at the Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance.
Upcoming Corps de Ballet Events
Corps de Ballet Hosts Peter Pan Sneak Preview
Thursday, February 28. The Corps de Ballet hosts a Sneak Preview from 5:30 PM -7:00; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, with the preview beginning promptly at 6:00 PM.
Corps de Ballet March Meeting – at Piedmont Row
Wednesday, March 13; social time begins at 6 PM with the meeting at 6:30 PM.
Corps de Ballet April Meeting and Dance Enrichment Program – at NCDT
Wednesday, April 10; social time begins at 6 PM with the meeting at 6:30 PM. The Dance Enrichment Program speaker will be announced at a later date.
Corps de Ballet Hosts Contemporary Fusion Sneak Preview
Thursday, April 18. The Corps de Ballet hosts a Sneak Preview from 5:30 PM -7:00; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, with the preview beginning promptly at 6:00 PM.
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