Teresa Moe – President
Mary Pat Engel – Secretary/Treasurer
The Guild is compromised mostly of parents of students. There is a $5 membership fee, which comes out of every registration fee of The Academy of Western Arkansas Ballet. In short, every Academy parent is a guild member and, as such, has the privilege of being an active member. Being an active member simply means attending meetings, giving your opinion, and volunteering in any way the Guild might need.
It is the purpose of the Guild, under the direction of the Board of Directors, to promote an interest in dance and to support the mission of Western Arkansas Ballet, “to create a community dedicated to the Fine Arts through quality dance education, training and performance,” both financially and through volunteer efforts. The Guild is the working arm of the Board of Directors.
The Guild is governed by Western Arkansas Ballet By-Laws and will have a President and Secretary/Treasurer approved by the Board of Directors. Both the Guild President and the Secretary/Treasurer serve on the Board of Directors of Western Arkansas Ballet and shall have one vote.
The Guild has many annual fundraisers. One you see every week is our snack sales. We have a variety of drinks and snacks available for $1.00. It is based on the honor system, so please help us teach our students how important honor is. Company members and parents are the main participants; however, others are always welcome. If you are interested in helping out or would simply like more information, please contact the studio at 479-785-0152. All funds generated by the Guild, although kept in a separate account, are part of the general funds of Western Arkansas Ballet and, as such, are subject to the same controls and rules of accountability. Funds made through the Guild concessions, social events and other activities are used for workshops, performances, dance scholarships and other Western Arkansas Ballet programs as determined by the Guild President and approved by the Board of Directors. The primary responsibility of the Guild is to raise the funds necessary to purchase the packets for the Western Arkansas Ballet Company members to attend the Regional Dance America/Southwest Region Festival each year.