General Fund

Funding is needed to cover the following costs:


Regional Dance America/ Southwest Festival 2015   $11,500

An opportunity for the Western Arkansas Ballet Company to attend classes by renowned faculty and to perform.

            -Costumes                                                     $1,000

            -Travel & Lodging                                      $1,500

            -Packet Fees                                                 $6,000

            -Adjudication                                               $3,000


Lorraine Cranford Summer Dance Workshop - $10,500
This one-week residential workshop offers dance students an opportunity to be exposed to professionals without leaving the state of Arkansas. It is open to anyone 11 years of age or older with at least two-years dance experience.

            -Instructors                                                  $5,000

            -Scholarships                                               $5,000

            -Publicity                                                      $500



Girls, Inc. Dance Education Program      $750

Offers young women who are enrolled in the Girls club summer program a full week of dance instruction.  The program is free of charge to Girls, Inc.

            -T-shirts                                                        $250

            -Publicity                                                      $500



Area Preschools Dance Education Program - $1,250
Offers dance opportunities for 3-5 year-old children through preschool classes


Choreography                                           $3,000

Choreographers are brought in each August and/or January to choreograph for the Western Arkansas Ballet Company.  These pieces are performed for the Fort Smith Community and at Regional Dance America Annual Festival.




General Operations                                  $25,000


Building Fund                                           $200,000

A fund to pay off and maintain our current building.


Operating Fundraisers: Annual 5K                                                      $3,000


Operating Fundraisers: Annual Golf Tournament                        $3,000


Scholarship Fundraiser: Annual Tennis Tournament                $3,000

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