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Napa Regional Dance Company was founded in 1988 with the mission to provide extraordinary classical dance training and education. Our instructors have professional backgrounds and have performed with such groups as American Ballet Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, Oakland Ballet, Ballet West, and the Joffrey Ballet. NRDC offers a year-round curriculum for boys and girls in classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and choreography in addition to several performance opportunities each year. The annual production of the classical ballet, The Nutcracker, is held at Yountville's Lincoln Theater during the holiday season, and a year- end student showcase presenting repertoire of classical and contemporary dance works is performed each spring.
Like so many businesses, Napa Regional Dance Company has been deeply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. When the first lockdown occurred back in March and continued through the spring, it forced the cancellation of NRDC’s 2020 spring showcase in May. Apart from being a deep heartbreak to the dozens of dancers who had prepared for this performance for nearly a year, NRDC was unable to collect revenue from ticket sales for this event, which is a key source of our funding. The other main revenue stream is our annual production of The Nutcracker, which was slated to celebrate its 20th anniversary here in the Napa Valley this December at the Lincoln Theater. Unfortunately, the continued effects of the pandemic and restrictions on gatherings in the state will make it impossible for us to stage the performance. This is a great disappointment to all of our dancers (especially our senior soloists, who have trained for years for these roles), and it also puts the studio's survival in grave jeopardy.
In light of the evaporation of our revenue and the crippling financial effects of the pandemic, Napa Regional Dance Company's survival depends on your support. We must raise $75,000 to cover our operating costs; provide scholarships to our talented dancers whose parents have experienced economic hardship; and to be able to fund the production of The Nutcracker in 2021 with the Napa Valley Symphony. This studio and its annual performances have been such a gift to the Napa Valley community for three decades, and during this season of giving, we humbly ask for your support. Your tax-deductible gift will allow us to continue our work as we dance through difficulty and persevere to ensure that Napa Regional Dance Company endures to provide dance instruction and cherished performances in the Valley for decades to come.
Napa Regional Dance Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) California non-profit public benefit corporation. Tax ID: 472481184