Denver Ballet Guild pursuing its mission to support and promote dance
Denver Ballet Guild members and all volunteers actively support the various youth, outreach and fundraising programs. Learn more about our programs below.
Les Cygnettes introduces young ladies in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to the arts through a wide range of fun, cultural, and social activities including top rated plays, musical theatre events, and dance performances. This is a great way to make new friends and connect with current ones. We have members from over 25 different schools in the metro area.
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A part of Denver Ballet Guild since 2005, young ladies in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades have an opportunity to attend dance, theatrical and cultural events annually. Les Demoiselles also provides volunteer outreach opportunities for its members and occasions to support Guild granted dance companies.
_______________________________________________ Fundraising Events
LE BAL DE BALLET
Denver Ballet Guild’s signature fundraising event for over thirty years, Le Bal de Ballet, honors outstanding high school seniors and their families. Debutantes and Young Men of Distinction attend a series of parties and events throughout the honorees’ senior year in high school culminating in the presentation and ball in June.
A TASTE FOR DANCE
A fall fundraiser for the Guild, this popular wine tasting event for Guild members and their guests provides an exciting silent auction with everything from trinkets to trips, plus delicious hors d’ oeuvres, and of course wines to taste and to enjoy.
MADAMS & MARTINIS
A “girls only” event for Guild members and their friends for an evening of fabulous food and creative libations.
_______________________________________________ Community Outreach & Dance Programs
Denver Ballet Guild works with professional dance companies to provide exciting and innovative dance presentations to school age children in the Denver metropolitan area. Each year about 20,000 children are able to experience the magic of dance, and for many, this may be their first exposure to the world of dance.
SHOWCASE OF DANCE
Denver Ballet Guild organizes an event designed to introduce children to the excitement of live dance performances in a theater. Arrangements are made with area schools to bring the children to the theater where they see some of Denver's finest dance companies. Curriculum information describing the content of the performances is sent to the schools to prepare the children for this experience.
YOUNG DANCERS COMPETITION
Denver Ballet Guild provides an annual opportunity for amateur dancers to work with a nationally known master ballet teacher and compete for funds to continue their dance training. Some former winners of this competition now perform with professional dance companies across the United States and internationally.
The distribution of DBG grants to qualified area dance companies. Through the various fundraisers and the generous donations of our members, over the years over a million dollars in grants have been awarded to professional dance companies for special dance productions and performances.