Introducing: Panama City Ballet

Please use the SHARE buttons to forward this news

Panama City Beach Chamber Introduction

Panama City Ballet is a new 501c3 non-profit organization created for one reason, to bring the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to our community using our very own local talent. There are 10 area dance studios on board to participate, bringing the dance community together like never before!

We are determined to help revitalize the arts in our community in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. After five years of concentrating on building back our housing and our jobs, it is now time to focus on our children and give them back the artistic outlets that have been sorely missing in their development and education.

If you are not in the arts, you may not realize that we artists literally have no theatre for performances, on the city side or the beach side. The Civic Center remains extensively damaged. The Martin Theatre has been gutted with only the marquis renovated. Everyone that is looking for a performance venue is vying for the use of the high school auditoriums, which were never built for full-length professional ballet performances. Many of these facilities are beautiful, but they were rightfully meant for their school’s use. This makes scheduling a performance at these facilities much more difficult. But not only that, the rates they are charging are nearly out of reach for a new budding non-profit. We believe that we can come together as a community and make the changes we desperately need to build back the arts in our area. Wouldn’t it be lovely if people wanted to move here because of the richness of our artistic community?

This year’s inaugural performances of The Nutcracker will be the beginning of a holiday tradition for not only the dancers and their families, but for those that love and appreciate ballet and the performing arts. This will be something that everyone will look forward to, whether dancer or audience member, for many years to come!

Auditions will be held on August 13, 2023, with the setting of the ballet the following two weekends. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons, rotating between the studios, and performances will be held on December 8, 9, and 10.

We will be performing excerpts throughout the Christmas holiday season at various local festivals and community events. We will also be hosting a Sugar Plum Tea Party for all the young budding ballerinas. Please keep an eye on our website as well as our social media for those dates to be announced!

We have many levels of sponsorship with benefits such as performance tickets, discounts on tickets, recognition on social and printed media, in-theatre ad displays, and a VIP backstage tour for our upper-level sponsors. All donations are tax-deductible, and remember that this is a community project so we need all of the help that we can get! For more detailed information about auditions, performances, donations, and sponsorships, please visit our website

The post Introducing: Panama City Ballet appeared first on PCB Life | Panama City Beach News, Events and Community Information.


Be the first to comment on "Introducing: Panama City Ballet"

Leave a comment