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Festival Dance Orientation

  1. 1. Festival Dance & Performing Arts We Bring You the World!
  2. 2. Festival Dance & Performing Arts Fulfilling Our Mission Since 1972!
  3. 3. What Is Festival Dance? • A non-profit, 501(c ) (3) organization. •Largest private arts non-profit in the region in terms of scope of programs and budget •An organization governed by a volunteer community board. •An organization with a long history of impactful dance education programs in the Palouse and L-C Valley regions
  4. 4. Our Mission: “Bringing the Arts to the People and the People to the Arts” guided by the core values of: Diversity, Accessibility, Nurturing of Local Talent, Communtiy Involvement, and Artistic Excellence, ….through programs of performances, education, and outreach.
  5. 5. Our Volunteer Board of Directors Brings You the World!
  6. 6. Our Volunteer Board of Directors Sue Hinz, Chair Gerald Henry, Vice-Chair Mauricio Featherman, Secretary Roberta McPherson, Treasurer Johna Boulafentis Janet Kendall Mauri Knott Ruthie Nellis Gabriella Roemhildt Terry Whipple Dinah Zeiger Brings You the World!
  7. 7. Our Honorary Board of Directors Doug Baker, UI Provost Dianne and Steven Daley-Laursen Candis Donicht, Moscow Schools Superintendant Michelle Hovey, US Bank Dene Thomas, President LCSC Susan and Bill Weed, owners KQQQ & NewsTalk
  8. 8. Festival Dance & Performing Arts Staff Cynthia Barnhart, Executive Director Amanda Schoenberg, Executive Assistant Joann Muneta Education Outreach Coordinator/ Grant Writer Iris Chimburas, Building Cultural Bridges Coordinator
  9. 9. Our History •Founded in 1972 as Ballet Folk of Moscow •Ballet Folk toured to 32 different states from 1974- 1982 •In 1974 became company in residence at UI •Founders were Carl and Jaye Petrick •Carl & Jaye started the Jr. Ballet Company •Original location on campus was Ridenbaugh Hall •Represented Moscow at the Expo 1974, Spokane World’s Fair •Ballet Folk gave first dance performance at Beasley Coliseum, 1974- The Nutcracker •Performed the first Nutcracker at the Spokane Opera House with the Spokane Symphony in 1978 and 1979
  10. 10. Our History Continued •Represented Idaho at the Kennedy Center in 1976 for the US Bicentennial •Company changed name to American Festival Ballet in 1978 •Performed in New York City at Brooklyn College in 1979 •Company moved to Boise in 1982, is now Ballet Idaho which has merged with Eugene Ballet •Festival Dance moved to PE Building in 1984 •Great Performances Series started in 1988 •38 Great Performances since beginning •Presented Mikhail Barishnikov in 1989 in Spokane at Opera House
  11. 11. Our History Continued •Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Moscow every year since 1982 •Grant received from NW Area Foundation to help establish Arts Councils in rural communities: Troy, Potlatch, Lapwai •Potlatch and Lapwai still have functioning arts councils and Troy presents an annual Missoula Children’s Theatre residency.
  12. 12. How Do We Achieve Our Mission? •Festival Dance Academy •Five Studios(Moscow, Lewiston, Lapwai, Genesee, Troy, Orofino, UI, LCSC) •Great Performances Series •Four Events/year •Festival YouthReach •Four Outreach Programs/year •Twenty-four Discover Dance classes/year
  13. 13. Festival Dance Academy •Moscow, Idaho •Studios 212 and 110 in the UI PE Building •Lewiston, Idaho •LCSC Music Building, 1105 7th St. •Lapwai, Idaho •Elementary School Gym Saturdays •Troy, Idaho and Orofino, Idaho •High School Gym •Genesee, Idaho •School multi-purpose room on the stage
  14. 14. Festival Dance Academy Faculty
  15. 15. Festival Dance Academy Faculty Mia Seshiki Connie Benson Crystal Bain Rebecca Duraso, not pictured Kristen Kallstrom Katie Saunders Mandy Smith Lindsay Taylor, not pictured
  16. 16. Festival Dance Academy •Professionally trained instructors •Resident dance studio at the University of Idaho •Limited class sizes for personalized instruction •Emphasis on technique •Over 30 years of dance education experience •Studios: Moscow, Lewiston, Genesee, Troy •Outreach programs •Funded by state and national grants •Member of local and national arts organizations •Many performance opportunities!
  17. 17. Festival Dance Academy •Moscow, Idaho •Studios 212 and 110 in the UI PE Building •Executive office – room 203 •FDPA instructors teach 4 college level courses in exchange for studio and office space •Greg Halloran is director of UI Dance Program •Kathy Browder is HPERD Dept. Chair •Mia Swartwood UI/FDA Instructor •Nine instructors teach FDA classes for community •Approximately 120 students
  18. 18. Moscow Studio History •1970- First studio was located on 3rd Street where Peck’s Shoe Clinic is now. It was called Moscow Dance Theatre •1971- Moved to a loft on Main Street above the old Needle Nook •1974- Moved to UI Ridenbaugh Hall and became a non-profit organization, Ballet Folk of Moscow •1984- Moved to UI PE Building, room 203 •1984- studio 212 built especially for Festival Dance Academy •2005 – FDPA largest donor for the new floor in studio 110- $5,000
  19. 19. Festival Dance Academy •Lewiston, Idaho •LCSC Music Building, 1105 7th St. •Beautiful studio on campus •FDPA instructor teaches 4 college level courses in exchange for studio space •Two instructors teach FDA classes there •LCSC Director of Academic Affairs •15 students
  20. 20. Lewiston Studio History •1978- Deanna Vickers, wife of then LCSC President Vickers offered us the free use of a studio in the old Music/Fine Arts Building and asked us to teach ballet classes for the community. (among other reasons, she wanted her daughter to take ballet and no one in the area was teaching it.) We taught there for 3 years. •1981-The college reorganized space and needed the studio for something else and we were not offered any other space. •For one year we taught beginning ballet at the YWCA which worked OK, but not a real dance floor and no mirrors. •Mid-1980s- We rented a space up on Thain Rd., spent quite a bit building a raised floor and putting in mirrors. •Kept loosing money – parents said, “people don’t want to have to drive up to the orchards.” So we closed that studio. •At that time Kathryn Claassen and Rita had their own studio downtown so there was real competition. They couldn’t make it either and closed their studio.
  21. 21. Lewiston Studio History •After that, advanced students drove to Moscow 2 and 3 times a week. •Then we were approached by the owner of a studio at our current Mader space who was leaving town and wanted us to take over their lease. (Port City Dance) •1995- we started with a rent of $ 575! and moved in. The rent began increasing substantially every year. •As small adjoining apartment was converted in to a dance studio to make two studio spaces. •We started doing Nutcracker in Lewiston so Lewiston students could perform at home. Attendance fell off and people complained about the ticket price •Lowered admission to $ 12 and unfortunately, as was predicted, we didn’t cover expenses and had to stop performing Nutcracker there.
  22. 22. Lewiston Studio History •After continuing losses, we didn’t renew our lease for the building. During this process, we realized our lease required us to re-build the small apartment. •We negotiated a $10,000 agreement with the landlord to cover expenses of rebuilding the apartment so the ED wouldn’t have to oversee contractors, etc. which would take away too much time from our programs. •Beginning January 2007, FDPA established ballet program for LCSC – we provide courses (1 credit each) for LCSC students in exchange for studio space •Briefly rented space on Mondays from the American Legion Building •Courses started at the new venues September 2007
  23. 23. Festival Dance Academy •Genesee, Idaho •School Stage/Theatre •St. Mary’s Church, 732 Walnut •Tuesdays •Sue Krick is St. Mary’s contact •Mostly young dancers (Ballet 3 is highest level) •11 students
  24. 24. Genesee Studio History •Started at the request of parents who wanted a local studio. •Was first located downtown. (Had a little wooden stove – was freezing until it could heat up.) •Melanie Malm taught all classes for four years •Moved to St. Mary’s parish hall •Alyssa Johnston taught all classes for three years and left in 2007 when her husband graduated. •Studio has gradually lost students since
  25. 25. The Great Performances Series •Only professional dance series between Seattle and Minneapolis! •Had as many as six guest companies a year but have now cut back to three touring companies and one self-produced event •Used to present one musical every year until the Spokane Broadway Series caused audience reduction. •Now we have one ballet, one modern or jazz, one multi-cultural company each year. •Presented some of the leading touring dance companies in the country such as, Paul Taylor Dance Co., Mark Morris Dance Group, Garth Fagan Dance Co. and Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
  26. 26. The Great Performances Series Musicals: A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Annie Get Your Gun, Barnum, Will Rogers Follies, South Pacific, Hello Dolly, Guys and Dolls, Forbidden Hollywood, Forbidden Broadway, Brigadoon Used to present musicals in the Spokane Opera House including A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, and Evita.
  27. 27. “The spectacle is the color and the breathtaking circus acts that they do!” The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-seven centuries ago. Cirque D’Or combines award-winning acrobatics, costumes, traditional dance, and ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of skill and beauty. Direct form Hebei, China, the troupe has garnered international acclaim.
  28. 28. Let Manding Jata transport you to the great Mali Empire centered in the fabled city of Timbuktu to experience the fascinating music, dance, and oral traditions of the Mande speaking people of West Africa. The performance will include the, “Sunjata Epic,” an unfurling of one of the great stories of human history. Ancient and unusual instruments, colorful masks and athletic displays of strength, grace and acrobatics make this program a unique experience long to be remembered!
  29. 29. Group Rates! 10% savings for your group of 10 or more. Call us at Free Ticket for every 208.883.3267 15 tickets ordered. to book your (limit 5 free) group for our next Priority Seating show!
  30. 30. Festival Dance YouthReach
  31. 31. Festival Dance YouthReach •FREE performances for 5,000 students a year •FREE Missoula Children’s Theatre residency •FREE performances for rural communities of Potlatch, Tensed, Troy, Deary, Genesee, Kendrick, Juliaetta, Lapwai, Colton, Colfax, Garfield, and Palouse, including the Nez Perce and Coeur d’Alene Reservations
  32. 32. Festival Dance YouthReach Schedule •FOR 5, 6 GRADES: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Oct. 12, 10am Beasley •FOR 6, 7, 8 GRADES: Kusun - Oct. 13, 9:45am Moscow Jr. High •FOR K-12 GRADES: Kusun - Oct. 13, 1:00pm Genesee HS •FOR K-6 GRADES: Kusun - Oct. 14, 9:00am Potlatch Elem. •FOR 3, 4 GRADES: Manding Jata – April 19, 10am Beasley Contact us if you have questions!
  33. 33. Festival Dance YouthReach Supported By: U.S. Bancorp Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Idaho Commission on the Arts Moscow Mardi Gras Committee Alturas Analytics Moscow McDonalds
  34. 34. Festival Dance Discover Dance •24 Outreach dance classes per year •Funded by Idaho Community Foundation and Idaho Commission on the Arts •Classes have been taught in African Dance, Jazz, and Irish Dance •Schools Reached: Troy, Potlatch, Lewiston High School, Russell, McDonald, West Park
  35. 35. Discover Dance
  36. 36. How Are We Funded? Proud of 70% earned income! •Academy Tuition •Great Performances Series Ticket Sales •Grants •Corporate Sponsorships •Advertisers •Contributors
  37. 37. Academy •Income: •Tuition, registration fees, recital fees •Expenses: •Rent, telephone, utilities, insurance, advertising, print/mail, supplies, recital expenses, costumes, costumer, travel, administration, teachers, payroll taxes
  38. 38. Great Performances Series •Income: •Ticket Sales, VPLAC Grant •Expenses: •Artist Fees, Insurance, Postage, Printing & Reproduction, Advertising, Performance Expense, Administration, Professional Fees, Catering Expense
  39. 39. Grants •Income: •Money with stipulations and reporting requirements •Expenses: • Grant-writer salary, printing, postage, fulfillment
  40. 40. Corporate Sponsors •Income: •Sponsorships for performances and programs •Expenses: • Administration, printing, postage
  41. 41. Advertisers •Income: •Advertisements in our Season Program or other programs •Expenses: • Administration, printing, design fee, postage, photos, supplies
  42. 42. Contributors •Income: •Donations and Contributions of Cash •Expenses: • Catering Fees, administration, printing, fundraiser/venue expenses, postage, supplies
  43. 43. Festival Dance: It’s For You! •Volunteer Board of Directors •Tremendously rewarding experience •Personal growth, increased awareness, and appreciation of dance and the performing arts •Opportunity to make an invaluable contribution to your community •It’s Fun!
  44. 44. Board Responsibilities TIME COMMITMENT: 1-2 hours/month with extra hours for our Champagne Benefit MEETINGS: Monthly September through June. (Currently the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm in Moscow) Meetings last about 1.5 hours. Directors are expected to attend at least 7 of the 10 meetings each year. TERM OF OFFICE: Each term is a three year term and is renewable.
  45. 45. Board Responsibilities DUES: A contribution of whatever amount is meaningful and feasible for you. This donation should be made in the fall, if possible. ATTENDING PERFORMANCES, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT: Board Members are encouraged to attend performances and school events if at all possible, and to help reach new audiences by sharing information and enthusiasm with friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
  46. 46. Board Responsibilities FUND RAISING: Assist with the organization’s main fund raiser, the CHAMPAGNE BENEFIT. KEEPING INFORMED: Review financial reports, progress reports, minutes, etc. CONFIDENTIALITY: Information obtained through reports or at meetings is to be kept confidential. Only the Executive Director or Chair of the Board speaks for the organization. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As the representatives of the community, board members are expected to make sure the organization fulfills its mission and is run responsibly and well for the public good.
  47. 47. What Can You Do? •Get excited about Festival Dance! •Memorize our mission and become familiar with our programs. •Bring a table-full of guests to the Champagne Benefit. •Bring some friends to one or more of our performances. •Invite a friend to our exclusive reception for contributors. •Invite a potential FDPA supporter to lunch with Cindy so we can find a fit for them either through volunteering, contributing, sponsoring, or advertising with us.
  48. 48. What Can You Do? •Coordinate with Cindy to set up speaking engagements with your civic organization or other group. •Give Cindy the email address of 10 people who would be interested in our performances. •Brainstorm about ways to expand our influence. •Send out a post card to some friends announcing that you are a new FDPA board member. Let them know you will answer any questions about our performances. •Give Cindy the mailing addresses of 10 people that would enjoy our season brochure.
  49. 49. What Can You Do? •Keep your eyes open for new marketing/advertising ideas. •If you hear of a new trend in dance, or know of young dancers that are interested in taking classes, let me know. •Pay attention to any free advertising opportunities or performance opportunities. •Constantly conspire on our behalf.
  50. 50. What Can You Do? Most of all……….. Enjoy your time with Festival Dance! Know that you are treasured! Know that you are making a difference! Understand the profound connection between the arts and the quality of life we all enjoy.
  51. 51. Thank You

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