Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending an Open House Tea Party at the Space Coast Ballet Academy. Under the artistic direction of Under the Artistic Direction of Boris Chepelev & Janna Kirova, the ballet puts on a fabulous showing of the Nutcracker every year (see my review).
As apart of the open house, the ballet treated guests to a high tea served on antique Royal Albert china with a delicious variety of scones, cucumber sanwiches, and other pastries. But the tea wasn’t the highlight of the afternoon. The academy treated their guests to two performances by their principal dancers.
Video Link: Space Coast Ballet Open House Performance
After the performances, the ballet thanked everyone for their support over the years and due to the generosity from the Space Coast community, they wanted to give back to several local charities. The ballet presented three checks totalling $500 each to the following charities:
Sally’s House Recovery Home a non-profit program under the umbrella of Prevent Brevard, Inc. This long-term residential service for recovering women and their children. Additional services include case management, service linkages, mentoring and transportation In December, Sally’s House will birth their 65th child NOT born on drugs.
Florida Wildlife Animal Hospital a non-profit organization dedicated to Florida’s wildlife in need. They aid sick, injured, and abandoned wildlife and return them to their place in the eco-system.
The academy is also offering a one year dance scholarship for a child 10-15 years of age who have a desire to dance, but cannot afford lessons. The scholarship will also pay for dance attire as well. To apply for the dance scholarship, the student will have to complete an essay detailing why they want to dance and then also audition.
So, if you know of a student who lives on the Space Coast and has a desire to become a professional dancer, have them contact Space Coast Ballet for more details. Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (321) 253-0544.