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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
Ballet Intensives and Camps: Summer Ballet Pre-Intensive ages "about" 9 (with previous training) to 12: Monday thru Friday June 19 to 23, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. This shorter duration Intensive still presents the all-day long at the ballet challenge of the full length intensive for those who are at the beginning level of ballet technique, and want to dial up their learning and progress during the summer which is always much easier to do since school is not in session and everyone has much more energy! Each day Pre-Intensive students will take a full length technique class, plus modern, conditioning, choreography study, work on pantomime skills and much more. NO lunch or snack is provided, please bring your own brown bag lunch daily. For the young ladies, pointe shoes are NOT required in the Pre-Intensive. Summer Ballet Intensive ages 13+ runs Monday June 19 thru Friday June 23 AND Monday June 26 thru Friday June 30; 9:30 am - 3:00 pm. This is a two-week intensive program for t…
BALLET NORTH SUMMER BALLET CAMPS, BALLET INTENSIVES NEWS RELEASE
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
Girls: ballet flat technique shoes, pointe shoes, character/t…
BALLET NORTH PRESENTS LA FILLE MAL GARDEE "THE WAYWARD DAUGHTER"
Based on the hilarious ballet inspired by the 1789 painting of Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, Ballet North's Wayward Daughter tells the tale of the misadventures of Lise and Widow Simone as they live life in a pastoral village and encounter various characters from the charming and handsome Colas to the eccentric Elan and his father Thomas. Capturing a very comedic snapshot of what all can happen and go astray in village life, The Wayward Daughter is pure delight and a charming adventure the whole family will enjoy. It's not every day you see an entire flock of dancing chickens or get blown off the stage by a tornado!!!
Performing Friday and Saturday June 9 and 10, 7:30 pm at the Excelsior Springs Performing Arts Center, 612 Tiger Drive, Excelsior Springs MO. Tickets are $25 all fees included, Reserve Seating only. Tickets will be available HERE s…