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The Financial Perspective of the Arts
The approximate total budget in the USA for all arts organizations including all ballet companies:
$770,000,000. Per year.
The approximate daily interest on the Nat'l debt:
$1,200,000,000. Per day.
As a percent of the overall $14,600,000,000,000 economy, all arts organizations including all ballet companies total to 0.000053% of all activity. That's 5 hundred-thousandths of 1 percent.
For this .000053% of the economy, far more college scholarships, lifetime careers, and strong improvements in child development are leveraged than from any other part of the economy in real terms regardless of the huge discrepancy in funding between them. Any way you slice it, the arts are by far one of the best investments for anyone's money if future prosperity is valued.
These are truly historic times.
National Endowment for the Arts, National Debt Clock, CIA Factbook
2017-2018 Ballet Schedule
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Ballet North in Gladstone, MO We are super excited for this year's 40th Anniversary with our ALL-NEW Ballet Pre-Intensive for ages 10-12 along with our always fresh high intensity Ballet Intensive for ages 13 and up. These two intensives will complete the efforts of young students to gain the technique, insight and skills to master the grand art of Classical Ballet! Please note with the Intensives NO snacks or lunches are provided, all students must bring their own lunch.
REQUIREMENTS: PRE-INTENSIVE: Monday - Friday June 19 - June 23 9:30 am - 3:00 pm daily Girls: ballet flat technique shoes, character/tap shoes, black leotard, pink tights, hair always up in a bun Boys: ballet flat technique shoes, character/tap shoes, black dance pant, white t-shirt INTENSIVE: Monday - Friday June 19 thru June 23 AND Monday - Friday June 26 thru June 30 9:30 am - 3:00 pm daily G…
October 7, 2017
Ballet North announces the Nutcracker Children's Party for 2017
On Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm Ballet North will present Act II of the Nutcracker Suite - The Kingdom of Sweets - along with complimentary refreshments and of course pictures with the Dew Drop and Sugar Plum!
Act II contains all those beloved dances from the Tchaikovsky/Petipa masterpiece: Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Arabian, Candycanes, Clowns, Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, Journey pas de deux, and a Grande Finale. Performance length is right at 45 minutes with an opening live narration to set the scene just after Clara has fallen to sleep with that magical Nutcracker...
For School Tour Ballet North performs Act II along with the live narration (sorry, no refreshments or pictures possible!) on Friday December 1 and Friday December 8, 2017. As of this post, Friday December 8 is FULL in both AM and PM; Friday December 1 remains OPEN in the AM in the PM so if…