River City Ballet to perform for Earth Day
River City Ballet Senior Company dancers Ravelle Dundon and Elizabeth Hewitt do a site specific dance at a waterfall. PHOTO BY LOGAN DUNDON
River City Ballet dancers recently won their third federal President’s Volunteer Service Awards for thousands of hours of community service. They will perform in a special Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, at The Meadows Center (formerly Aquarena Springs).
Together, dancers from the non profit have contributed more than 10,000 hours of community service through rehearsals, educational seminars, spring shows, and the Nutcracker. During National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, the dancers will receive silver President’s Volunteer Service Awards for their volunteer work in the arts this spring.
In celebration of this honor, the ballet company will perform from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. River City Ballet’s “Earth, Water, Dance!” will be a celebration of the arts and the environment. This family friendly event will also feature readings by young adult and children’s book authors, arts and crafts, games, and glass bottom boat rides (boats will depart starting at 4 p.m.). Author Nikki Loftin will read from her work at 2:30 p.m., and author Edward Carey will read at 3:15 p.m. All proceeds will benefit River City Ballet and preservation of the endangered species at the springs.
Tickets to the fundraiser are $10, and each ticket will include one glass bottom boat ride. Children age 10 and under will be admitted for free. All profits will be donated to River City Ballet and to The Meadows Center.
Tickets are available at the gate or online via River City Ballet’s website, www.RiverCityBallet.com. Children 10 and under are free. Free parking will be available next door to The Meadows Center, at Travis Elementary.
The ballet company is based in San Marcos and serves young dancers who live in areas ranging from south Austin to north San Antonio. Dancers who are interested in auditioning may contact River City Ballet and the Central Texas Ballet Conservatory at 512- 396-8736.