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Support SVB

Southwest Virginia Ballet is a gem in our community, and you can help us shine even brighter! Your donation will support our award-winning productions, providing young dancers with the opportunity to learn from world-class choreographers and perform in front of sold-out audiences. Your sponsorship will also help us reach more people with our outreach programs, bringing the joy of dance to children of all ages. You can sponsor our mainstage performances, the new orchestra, or a company dancer, and you can make a corporate or individual level gift of any size! Give online with a credit card or Pay Pal, or mail a check to our studios. No matter how you choose to sponsor us, you can be sure that your investment is making a difference. Your support will help us continue to provide high-quality dance training and performances for the people of Southwest Virginia.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For Season 33
General contributions throughout the year always go toward school programs and our ongoing outreach in the community, as well as world-class training and pop-up performances. You may make your gift toward best general use, or to one of the specific purposes below.

1. Mainstage Season Performance Sponsorships
(Corporate Sponsorships and Individual Donations)

One of the best ways to support the Ballet in our region is through an annual sponsorship. Your donation supports our award-winning productions on stage at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, home of Southwest Virginia Ballet. Sponsorships can be arranged through in-kind donations and other methods of support, as well.

Your donation also helps us secure tickets to our performances for local and regional public school audiences. This year, we are inviting more than 2,000 kids to experience The Nutcracker with live orchestra!

Grand Waltz: $25,000+
Grand Jete: $20,000 – $24,999
Petit Jete: $10,000 – $19,999
Adagio: $5,000 – $9,999
Releve: $2,500 – $4,999
Plie: $1,000 – $2,499
Up to $999- Individual sponsor

Stewardship for these levels might include:
• Performance Dedication – your name in lights!
• Performance tickets, number based on level
• Social Media “shout-outs” during the Season
• Personal appearance with Artistic Director  (for Grand Waltz and Grand Jete levels)
• Recognition on posters or programs
• Website link on Mainstage Sponsorship page

2. NEW! Orchestra Sponsorships
(Donations of any size to support the formation and continued presence of the Orchestra of Virginia’s Blue Ridge)

Southwest Virginia Ballet is pleased to announce the formation of the Orchestra of Virginia’s Blue Ridge conducted by Dr. Wayne Gallops. Funding for the Orchestra ensures we can feature live musical accompaniment for our performances going forward. We are hoping to secure funding for the next five years of orchestral accompaniment (ten Mainstage productions.)

THANK YOU to our anchor orchestra sponsor, Virginia’s Blue Ridge. VBR’s support has secured the orchestra for The Nutcracker but we need YOUR HELP to fully fund it.

Maestro Circle- $5,000+
Virtuoso Circle- $3,000 – $4,999
Impresario Circle- $1,000 – $2,999
Founder’s Circle- Up to $999

Stewardship for these levels might include:
• Performance Dedication
• Performance tickets, number based on level
• Social Media “shout-outs” during the Season
• Recognition in programs as Orchestra Sponsor
• Website link on the Orchestra Sponsorship page

3. Sponsor a Company Dancer

Company Members at Southwest Virginia Ballet audition, rehearse, and perform at our studios and with our staff free- of-charge and many go on to college or professional dancing!

$3,000 – Sponsor one Senior Company Member for a full year
$2,000 – Sponsor one Junior Company Member for a full year
$1,500 – Partial Sponsorship of one Senior Company Member
$1,000 – Partial Sponsorship of one Junior Company Member
$500 – Senior Company Contributor
$250 – Junior Company Contributor
Up to $249 – Backstage Company Support

Sponsorships will be matched with dancers in our program booklet and our website!
Call Syreeta at 570-441-7173 or email at scc@svballet.org for more information.

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Ways to Give

Below, you can click the button to give by credit card, fill out the form to give with Pay Pal, or mail a check to the address at the bottom of the page.

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Southwest Virginia Ballet
PO Box 13906
Roanoke, VA 24038

Thank You!

Call Syreeta at 570-441-7173 or email at scc@svballet.org for more information.

Dancing through Verona: A Romeo & Juliet Raffle

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a “golden ticket” to Southwest Virginia Ballet- that’s a pair of free tickets to The Nutcracker and the Spring Performance each year through 2029! Over a $1,200 value, the grand prize also includes tickets to other performing arts venues and local restaurants.

First prize: the Arts in Roanoke!
20 tickets to SVB any performance
2 tickets to any Mill Mountain Theatre performance
2 tickets to any RSO concert (except Pops!)
2 tickets to any Opera Roanoke performance
Dinner for two at the Regency Room at the Hotel Roanoke
$30 Macado’s gift card
$75 Sidecar gift card
$25 Blue Cow gift card
2 Jenny Marie fine art photography prints
a SVB company print by Jenny Marie photography
1 bottle of wine gift basket with snacks and glasses
Second prize: Adventure in Roanoke!
2 tickets to SVB the Nutcracker 2024
2 tickets to Splash Valley
2 tickets to Tree Top Quest
$50 River and Rail gift card
Fleet Feet- 3D scan, consultation, and one pair of shoes
Gift certificate for Blue Hills Car Wash
4 tickets to Rail Yard Dawgs
$25 Blue Cow gift card
$25 Three Little Pigs gift card and sauces
$40 Macado’s gift certificate
1 bottle of wine gift basket with snacks and glasses
Third prize: Movie Date and more!
2 tickets to SVB the Nutcracker 2024
Fleet Feet- 3D scan, consultation, and one pair of shoes
$25 Fresh Market gift card
$50 Martin’s gift card
$25 Blue Cow gift card
$25 Macado’s gift certificate
Gift card movie date for two at the Grandin
Grandin concessions gift card

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $50.00 EACH All proceeds benefit Southwest Virginia Ballet and our pre-professional company of dancers. We accept Cash, Check made out to SVB, or venmo @southwestvirginiaballet

BUY YOUR TICKET from a Company Member or other SVB friend, fill it out, then return the stub to the person you purchased it from. Your stub will be entered into the raffle drawing. Winners will be drawn randomly at the intermission of SVB’s Romeo & Juliet at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:00PM (Need not be present to win)

Questions? Text or call Syreeta at 570-441-7173 or email at scc@svballet.org

Donate to SVB

Your gift of any size makes a big difference in the lives of our company dancers who come to us from all walks of life.

SVB Ballet Boutique: Support the Arts and Our Dancers!

Experience the magic! Visit our charming Boutique located in the lobby of the Berglund Center. You’ll find a delightful selection of handcrafted treasures, all created or generously donated by our dedicated volunteers.

Spread the joy of dance! We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. Lend a hand behind the counter at the Boutique or assist as an usher during The Nutcracker production.

Every purchase makes a difference! Proceeds from the Boutique directly support the dance instruction and performance opportunities offered to our valued Company Members.

Become part of the SVB family! Whether you’d like to donate, volunteer your time, or help plan the 2024 Nutcracker Boutique, we welcome your participation. Contact Syreeta at scc@svballet.org to learn more and get involved.

Make a Difference Backstage at SVB Ballet!

Become part of the magic! SVB Ballet is seeking passionate volunteers to join our dedicated backstage team.

Why volunteer?

  • Support the arts: Your contributions directly help us fulfill our mission of promoting dance in the Roanoke Valley.
  • Be part of a community: Connect with like-minded individuals who share a love for dance.
  • Gain valuable experience: Learn new skills and contribute your talents in areas like set design, costume creation, and production management.
  • Witness the magic unfold: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional ballet.

We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist with:

  • Set design and construction
  • Costume creation and alterations
  • Publicity and marketing
  • Boutique sales
  • Backstage production management

Ready to join the team? Contact Syreeta at scc@svballet.org to learn more and volunteer for Nutcracker 2024. Let’s work together to create a truly unforgettable performance!