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Help Amherst Ballet survive the Pandemic

Amherst Ballet has contributed to the community for half a century by providing quality dance instruction and creating beautiful shows, year after year, that involve local musicians, poets, and other artists. With discipline and poise acquired at Amherst Ballet, our alumni have gone on to successful careers in many fields as well as dance.

The current pandemic, however, has been very challenging for our school. Fortunately, we were able to secure a PPP loan and other relief funding last spring, which allowed us to provide virtual classes and then reopen our studios in July with the appropriate safety measures in place. A subsequent fundraising campaign enabled us to purchase air purifiers and continue to maintain a safe environment for our students, thanks to your support. But months of declining enrollment and tuition revenue since the beginning of the pandemic have left Amherst Ballet facing the imminent danger of closing its doors permanently unless we can raise $20,000 by early spring.

Please help this historic local dance school survive by making whatever contribution you feel comfortable.

Thank You Gifts

We will send you a thank-you gift when you make a contribution of $120 or more.

$120

Corps de Ballet     A digital copy of 1 performance of your choice

$200

Demi-Soloist     A digital copy of 2 performances of your choice

$500

Soloist     A digital copy of any number of performances of your choice

After making a donation at our GoFundMe site, come back here and choose your gift in the form below.

List of Videos

1979   Thousand Cranes
1983    Les Sylphides & Jazzamatazz–Excerpts
1984   Graffiti, Homage to Miro, Canticle, Cahoots, Ritual Moves
1985    Punch & Judy and the Magic Puppeteer
1986   Repertoire Performance
1986   The Emperor’s Nightingale
1987   After Miro–National Gallery of Art
1987   Yugo Tour Repertoire Performance
1989   Matisses’s Circus
1990   Parade of the Animals
1991   Peter and the Wolf
1992   15th Anniversary Gala Performance
1994  Repertoire Performance
1995   Spring Performance
1997   20th Anniversary Gala
1998   Season Concert
2000   The Magician’s Nephew
2002   25th Anniversary Gala
2004   Repertoire Performance
2005   Ballet Stories
2006   Dances from the Earth
2007   30th Anniversary Celebration of Dance
2008   Dance Diversity
2009   Emily of Amherst, cast A or B
2010   Classical and More
2011   Hansel and Gretel and others
2014   Juxtaposition
2014 Cinderella
2015 Pineapple Poll
2015 Sleeping Beauty
2016   Music, Motion, and Emotion
2016   Snegurochka
2017   Magic Flute
2018   Moving Parts
Please note that performances from 1979 to 2004 were originally recorded on VHS tapes and that the image quality may be significantly compromised.