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Ballet Tennessee is a funded agency of Arts Build, Tennessee Arts Commission, George R. Johnson Family Foundation, Coca~Cola Bottling Company, First Tennessee, National Endowment for the Arts, Mustang Leadership Project, Patten & Patten, SunTrust Bank, Performing Arts League, corporate grants, and through individual donor support.
Dance Alive/Elite Program Information for 2017 TBA
Fred Davis guest teaching a young Dance Alive participant in 2003.
Co-Founder Barry VanCura teaching Fred Davis in 1999. Fred Davis is a company member with Dance Theater of Harlem in New York City, NY.
The Dance Alive/Elite and Talent Identification Programs promote life tools to prepare young people for adulthood with critical and creative thinking skills, commitment and follow through for their responsibilities, leadership initiative, and a passion to excel.
Dance Alive/Elite is a two week summer dance experience for children ages eight to twelve years from the Greater-Chattanooga area. The program culminates in a FREE public performance at UTC Fine Arts Center or Memorial Auditorium. Children selected from this introductory program receive a Talent Identification Program scholarship that provides elementary through professional level training in classical ballet, modern, and jazz.
Alumni of these programs have received full tuition scholarships to The Ailey School Summer Intensive, the New York Joffrey School, North Carolina Dance Theater & American Ballet Theater Summer Programs, and Boston Ballet's Summer Intensive.
While the organization does not expect all participants to pursue dance as a career, each TIP scholar exits the program as a self disciplined and self motivated individual.
These programs are made possible in part by: ArtsBuild, George R. Johnson Family Foundation, Chattanooga Department of Youth & Family Development, Tennessee Arts Commission, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, First Tennessee Bank, and SunTrust Bank. To become a financial contributor of these exciting programs, please contact the offices of Ballet Tennessee at (423) 821-2055.