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WHO WE ARE

The Denver Ballet Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that has supported dance arts in the Colorado community for more than 35 years. We directly impact the community through outreach programs that benefit Colorado youth.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Looking for a new 'date night' idea?  Look no further! Join us for a night at Wonderbound on April 3rd - Register Here 
  • It's a Ladies Night Out, April 15th - Find more details here
  • Have you heard the BIG news?   The grandest of grand” Le Bal de Ballet on June 12, 2021!  We are so excited to be joining together, “Les Caprices du Papillon” (2020) and “Adventure is out There” (2021) for a very special night!  More details here
  • Wonderbound's production "The Troublemakers", February 25th - March 13th. For more information Click here for more information




Le Bal de Ballet 2022

Nomination packets are now available for both Honorees and Honoree Sponsors

Learn More and Apply Here


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Denver Ballet Guild's goals include promoting excellence in performance,  increasing the size of dance audiences, and encouraging dance creativity and diversity in our community.

The Denver Ballet Guild makes a significant impact on the dance community annually by awarding grants to professional dance companies, sponsoring dance education and in school performances for school-aged children, and providing awards to young aspiring dancers.

Featuring photos from our Community Involvement: In-Schools Programs, Showcase of Dance & Young Dancer's Competition.

"At Greenlee, we encourage students and staff to embrace our 3 Pillars: Healthy, Enlightened, and Expressive.  Our participation in Showcase of Dance is so special because it enlightens our students and staff by exposing us to different forms of art.  The Showcase of Dance aligns to our goals of developing the whole student and honoring their many talents and interests! "

Meg Kirby
Greenlee Elementary School
Teach for America Colorado 

Announcing:
Young Dancers Enrichment Day

Since the pandemic forced the cancelation of the 2021 Young Dancers Competition (YDC), typically in March, the Denver Ballet Guild has set its sights on designing a fall 2021 event for the Young Dancers of Colorado.  

After speaking with studio directors and instructors whose students have participated in the YDC over the past 20 years, we heard that there is a desire for in-person opportunities for our young dancers once our community is able to re-open.  Monica Hill, our YDC Artistic Director, has for many years envisioned an enrichment day for aspiring dancers.  Read More

"Thank you so much for giving me and so many young dancers the opportunity to do what we love and win scholarships.

I am so excited and overwhelmed by the honor of first place in category four; the Florence Ruston Award and the President's Award. I do not take this recognition lightly. I am so grateful for your encouragement and support as I pursue my dance career. "       

Haley Mae Wilson
Young Dancers Competition Award Recipient 2017
 


MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

Donate to our 2020-2021 Curtain Call Campaign

With the backlash of COVID, we desperately need your help to raise $25,000 to sustain our DBG programs this year. In lieu of this year’s Arts in Motion Fundraiser, we’re initiating a new Curtain Call online fundraising campaign. After a challenging 2020, we can’t sacrifice the value that the ARTS provide to so many people. We’re waiting for the curtain to rise again and be assured it will RISE AGAIN!! In the meantime, please consider a donation of $250, $500, $1,000 or $1,000+ to support our vital and impactful programs.

Just so you know, your donation over $1,000 will guarantee your name being listed in the 2021 Le Bal de Ballet “Adventure is Out There” Program.

Your generous gift is greatly appreciated as many students are counting on us for the continued opportunity to enjoy the arts in our community as soon as we are able. It’s easy to make an online donation, please link to our donation page here and indicate your generous level of giving. Every dollar counts to help us out!

Many blessings to you for your kindness.

Sincerely, Anne Slucky, VP Fundraising

Goal: $25,000.00
Collected: $7,500.00
30%




DBG NEEDS YOU!

As VP of Membership for the Denver Ballet Guild (DBG), I invite you to please renew your DBG membership and invite you to also become a new member of the Denver Ballet Guild.

DBG is a non-profit, volunteer organization that has supported dance arts in Colorado for more that 35 years. DBG directly impacts our community through several outreach programs that benefit Colorado youth.

Additionally, DBG promotes excellence in performance and encourages dance creativity and diversity in our community. We impact the dance community by awarding grants to professional dance companies, sponsoring dance education, and providing awards to young aspiring dancers.  In

March of 2020 more than $25,000 was awarded to talented young dancers through the 37th Young Dancers Competition. 

Past dance company recipients of DBG grants include 3rd Law Dance, Ballet Ariel, Boulder Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Colorado Ballet, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Kim Robards Dance, Wonderbound, and Zikr Dance Ensemble. 

During this unpresented time, the DBG remains committed to supporting the Colorado Dance Community.

Our membership year is July 1 through June 30.

Membership benefits include*:

  • Showcase of Dance Performances
  • Advanced notices of dance performances and social events
  • Opportunity to participate in DBG committees and build great friendships

So, please renew your DBG membership. And, save the date for our fall luncheon, currently planned for Thursday, September 24th.

Sincerely, Joanne Cole, VP of Membership


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We are proud to announce a new production, "The Troublemakers", from Wonderbound 

2020 Denver Ballet Guild Grant Recipient.

The second production to premiere in Wonderbound’s new studio at 3824 Dahlia Street, The Troublemakers introduces a cast of characters that resemble those in the quintessential Cinderella story. However, in true Wonderbound fashion, twists are included. Complete with schemes of an unexpected femme fatale, executed flawlessly by world-class dancers, in a raw, industrial space, The Troublemakers proves to be an unforgettable night of drama and intrigue.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please contact  (303) 292-4700 or wonderbound.com


“Colorado's Contemporary Dance powerhouse Wonderbound has established itself as a major force with a variety of successful collaborations.” -Huffington Post

“The dancers at Wonderbound are breathtakingly talented, as anyone’s who’s seen one of their shows can attest.” -Denver Post


GUILD FOR TEENS  

Pursuing our mission to promote dance

Les Cygnettes | Les Demoiselles | Le Bal de Ballet

The Denver Ballet Guild promotes arts appreciation, education, social activities, philanthropy, and community involvement through three programs designed for teens.

Les Cygnettes

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.

Les Demoiselles

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.

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.

Featuring photos from our Guild Youth Programs: Les Cygnettes, Les Demoiselles and Le Bal de Ballet.


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