Dancing for a Cause: A Benefit for Our VOICE

January 1, 2016 at The Asheville Masonic Temple
10:30 am warmup
11:00 am opening circle

Hello dancers!

Well, the holidays are here and 2016 is just around the corner. We want to start the year right by dancing together and supporting a local organization that’s doing great work for our community.

We’ve partnered with The Asheville Masonic Temple to host a New Year’s Day dance to benefit Our VOICE. If you don’t know Our VOICE, I encourage you to check them out—they’re a crisis intervention and prevention agency serving victims of sexual violence throughout Buncombe County.

All proceeds will be donated to Our VOICE.
The Asheville Masonic Temple has donated the space, and Marta Martin will be donating her time as facilitator, so all money will go directly to Our VOICE!

Read more about Our VOICE at www.ourvoicenc.org.


A New Year's Day dance to benefit Our VOICE

Asheville Ballet has partnered with AMC since autumn 2014 to host our Friday night dances. They are one of Asheville’s oldest and strongest nonprofit arts organizations; for 64 years they have aimed to provide the highest quality dance training in Western North Carolina in an atmosphere that encourages not just the art of dance, but the arts of humanity: kindness, generosity, cooperation, and affection for each other.

Asheville Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
December 11 – 13 at Diana Wortham Theatre

December 11 & 12, 7:30 pm
December 12 & 13, 2:30 pm
Tickets: $15 – $50, 828.257.4530

The Asheville Ballet's NutcrackerA spectacular professional production of the full original Nutcracker ballet from Imperial Russia interpreted and performed by Asheville’s own Ballet Company, directed by Ann Dunn.


The Asheville Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in Asheville for almost half a century. Children and adults will be charmed yet again by ballet’s greatest classic. This all-time favorite story of Clara’s magical midnight trip to the Land of Sweets is classical ballet at its best. Snow will fall in the Snow Queen’s kingdom, scary rats will frighten and good soldiers will rescue Clara, the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier will dance their eternally lovely pas de deux, and beautiful flowers will waltz, and waltz, and waltz.


Asheville Ballet’s Educational Outreach Program

A perfect opportunity for young people to encounter professional classical dance and a wonderful, traditional story, in a real theatrical experience.

Asheville Ballet has built a reputation on the belief that dance plays a vital role in the education and culture of the community. As a key component of its Educational Outreach Program, The Asheville Ballet will perform its entire production of the holiday classic The Nutcracker for school children on Thursday, December 10 at 9:30. Seating at Diana Wortham Theatre is limited and is confirmed on a first come first served basis. Thanks to generous patronage, Asheville Ballet is able to offer children’s tickets at $5 again this year. This popular opportunity fills up quickly. For reservations call or write Ann Dunn, Director at 828.215.3728 or .