Ballet Etudes’ ExTEND program seeks to share the experience of dance with underserved youth and families in our local community.
What We Do
- Community Outreach Performances
- We are committed to exposing children to the beauty, grace and athleticism of ballet. Each year, we invite qualifying local families to see our full-length production of The Nutcracker at no cost.
- Dance Classes in Local Title I Schools
- We share our love of dance with local schools by providing, dance instruction, shoes and costumes. Each session culminates with a performance for the parents.
- Huntington Beach Public Library Performances
- We perform three productions per year for the benefit of the Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL). These performances always sell out quickly and funds raised go directly to FOTCL.
- Festival of Children
- Every September, Ballet Etudes performs at Festival of Children at South Coast Plaza. Festival of Children Foundation supports multiple children’s charities in Orange County. This year, Festival of Children was virtual. See our entry at festivalofchildren.org/PonyUp.
- Imagination Celebration
- Ballet Etudes hosts “Imagine Yourself A Dancer” each spring. Participants ages 4-7 discover life as a dance student by taking a ballet class, creating a ballet craft, meeting a ballerina, and learning about pointe shoes! The event culminates with a performance of Ballet Etudes Youth Company.