Reach Out! – Community Program
The discipline of ballet engages the dancer in mind, body and spirit. It fosters self-confidence, focus and work ethic in the dancer. Recognizing the power of ballet to bring about positive personal transformation, Portland Festival Ballet has created a strong community-oriented program called “Reach Out!”.
Under this umbrella, we…
- reach out to underprivileged youth who cannot afford dance education and provide them introductory dance classes, apparel, shoes and transportation at no charge
- nurture love of dance and art appreciation in school children by offering them highly discounted tickets to professional dance performances
- involve local talent in production of our dance performances, e.g., for narration, costume creation and live music
- partner with community organizations (retirement homes, hospitals, libraries etc.) to engage audiences who would otherwise not have easy access to professional performances