Monday, April 11, 2011

Couple Starting Nonprofit Troupe

The Sun Sentinel printed an article on April 10, 2011 stating that in Wellington two local dancers are starting a dance studio for those who can't afford to go to dance classes. Rocky and Dorie Duvall are both classically trained dancers who have spent much of their lives dancing. In 2004, they opened the Dance Arts Conservatory in Wellington.

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They have a very diverse staff, including a teacher who taught one of my dance classes at Florida Atlantic University, filling in for Mr. Clarence Brooks. He was such an amazing teacher and I learned so much from him! It was such an honor to have such an amazing man who trained under Marie Hale at Ballet Florida, which is now closed, and toured with Klien Dance, another amazing studio which is no longer in business in Lake Worth.

If you would like to take classes at the studio their schedule is located on the website.

The mission of their new nonprofit troupe is, "The Wellington Ballet Theatre is a pre-professional dance company and Not-For-Profit charitable organization dedicated to providing the highest standards of classical training, dance education and performance to the South Florida area. Wellington Ballet Theater seeks to build self-esteem and professionalism in its dancers as well as to promote a deep appreciation of dance arts throughout the community. Their mission is to be an example of excellence for dancer development, providing intensive artistic and ballet experience in preparation for student’s entrance into professional ballet careers."

If you would like to support this wonderful organization you'll have different benifits such as:

$50-$149 Apprentice

  • Acknowledgement in season program

  • Subscription to WBT Company Newsletter

$150-$299 Corps de Ballet

  • All of the above, plus:

  • 2 Tickets to performance of choice

  • Advanced announcement of WBT Ballet Company performances

$300-$499 Soloist

  • All of the above, plus:

  • Season tickets for one

$500-$999 Principle’s Circle

  • All of the above, plus:

  • Additional season ticket (for a total of 2)

  • WBT Ballet Company e-mail updates throughout the year

  • Invitation for two guests to observe scheduled WBT Company rehearsal

$1,000-$2,499 Prima Ballerina’s Circle

  • All of the above, plus:

  • Additional season ticket (for a total of 3)

  • 2 Additional complimentary tickets to performance of choice

  • Admission to final dress rehearsal of WBT performances

  • Invitation to cast party and receptions following WBT performances

$2,500-$7,999 Director’s Circle

  • All of the above, plus:

  • Additional season ticket (for a total of 4)

  • Named sponsorship at each WBT event (verbally before performances)

  • Invitation to biannual luncheon with WBT directors and board members

$8,000 & Above Benefactor

  • All of the above, plus:

  • Additional season tickets (for a total of 5)

  • Add in season programs

  • Logo advertisement on WBT posters

"We want to create an enviornment that dancers can perform without breaking the bank and without difficulty," Dorie Duvall told the Sun Sentinel.

Please if you are willing to support those who can't find a way to fit into the arts please support this local dance company in their efforts to start a nonprofit troupe

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