August - September 2016 Dates and times (TBD)
Proof and prepare the annual Guild directory for printing and mailing. One day for proofing and one day for mail preparation. Volunteers may sign up for either or all days.
HOUSTON BALLET ACADEMY SUPPORT
Monday - Friday, June 19 – July 29, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Summer Intensive Program: Assist in serving a catered lunch to ballet students from all over the world who are immersed in a six week dance study program at Houston Ballet.
Volunteers may sign up for as many days as desired.
September 26 – October 7, 2016 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Volunteers will usher Houston area students into the Center for Dance for a free educational program performed by the Houston Ballet II & Professional Program Academy students.
HBII BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
September 2016 – May 2017
Donate “Grab and Go” boxes/bags filled with birthday cake, cupcakes, beverages, snacks, etc., for HBII students of Houston Ballet Academy. Volunteers sign up for a month of their choosing.
HOUSTON BALLET DOCENTS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Receive docent training about the history and organization of the state of the art building housing the company and the academy: Houston Ballet Center for Dance. Once trained, docents lead tours of the Center for Dance.
Pair with a new member of the Guild to serve as a mentor. Mentors orient new members to Guild volunteer opportunities, Guild events, and other topics, encouraging them to become active members.
Assist in the mailing of the annual Membership Forms.
NEEDLES EN POINTE
Stitch needlepoint ornaments that are sold in the Guild’s booth – the Ornament Barre – at the Nutcracker Market.
November 10–13, 2016
Work 3-4 hour shifts at the Nutcracker Market and receive complimentary parking, admission and refreshments. Shift sign-up begins in August 2016 when Guild members receive a priority registration notice email with sign-up instructions.
Assist in ushering Houston students into the Wortham Theater and to their seats for special performances.
American Ingenuity: September 13, 2016, arrive at 9:00 AM
The Nutcracker: December 6, 8, 10, 2016, arrive at 9:00 AM
Cinderella: March 7, 2017, arrive at 8:30 AM
THEATER DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE
Represent Houston Ballet at the Theater District Open House, which features many of Houston’s performing arts groups. Volunteers welcome the public to the Wortham Theater, assist with presentations by Houston Ballet and assist with backstage activities. Volunteers will work in two-hour shifts.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Noon – 4:00 PM
WORTHAM BOUTIQUE SALES
Work in the Ballet Boutique at the Wortham Theater where ballet-related items are sold before and after Houston Ballet performances, and during intermission. Volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to the ballet performance. Dates will coincide with the ballet performances for the current season.
WORTHAM BOUTIQUE WORKSHOPS
Create wands, decorate and box pointe shoes autographed by Houston Ballet dancers, and create other ballet-related items that are sold in the Ballet Boutique at the Wortham Theater. Dates are varied, with one to three workshops each year held in a Guild member’s home.
THE TUTU TIMES
Houston Ballet Guild members receive The Tutu Times, the monthly newsletter of the Houston Ballet Guild.