Diamonds & Dance Gala 2014

Dear Friends of Maple Youth Ballet,

There is no question that arts education benefits children. Involvement in the arts leads to achievement in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. Arts education has also been shown to improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Communities benefit from the arts as well by exposure to beauty, creativity, and diversity.

Arts educational programs are being cut from most school curricula. This precious part of a child’s education, one that actually is proven to produce better citizens, is becoming more and more difficult to provide. We invite you to become a part of the Maple Youth Ballet, and join us in helping children grow and develop through participation in the arts.

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Maple Youth Ballet is devoted to providing young dancers with the exposure, training and performance opportunities to grow from students into professional dancers. Serving Orange County and adjacent Southern California communities, we offer professional-quality performances at an affordable cost, and the opportunity to learn about and gain a greater appreciation for the art of dance. Helmed by Charles Maple, former soloist with American Ballet Theater, and founded in 2007, Maple Youth Ballet has grown to become one of California’s leading youth ballets.

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Maple Youth Ballet will present our third annual Diamonds & Dance Gala. Hosted at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, the Gala will feature a wine bar, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, raffle and silent auction, and a special performance by the Maple Youth Ballet dancers. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Gala Honorees are Ms. Jennifer Condas and Ms. Eve Kornyei.

We invite you to donate an item or experience to the Silent Auction or Raffle. Every dollar raised will help Maple Youth Ballet further its mission, and to provide scholarships to talented students who could not otherwise afford this opportunity. We anticipate over 200 guests will attend the Gala, and all donors will be recognized and celebrated.

We appreciate your support and hope you will join us in helping keep the arts alive for our children and within our community.

Diamonds & Dance is presented by Maple Youth Ballet, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Click Here to learn more and Buy Tickets

Cathy Godlewski
Diamonds & Dance Gala Chairperson

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Gala Ticket Price: $75 per guest, payable by cash or check*. We also accept credit card payments via Eventbrite. Tickets may also be purchased directly at the studio or by mail.

*Paying by check or cash will avoid additional fees.

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