Nonprofit (adj.) - not established for the purpose of making a profit; not entered into for money
We hear this word a lot in our community and culture, but what does it really mean to be a nonprofit organization? Well, a whole lot more than a definition can explain.
Let’s break it down:
Goal: generate profit
Organization is run by the owner or a group of shareholders.
Owner and/or shareholders keep the profit.
Goal: provide a particular service to a community
Organization is run by a board of trustees who have no monetary investment in the organization.
Profit is used to provide the service in which the nonprofit was formed to offer.
Both need to generate profit in order to grow and survive.
What is BalletMet’s particular service to the community?
BalletMet’s mission is to celebrate dance by engaging the community through quality performances, instruction, education programs and creation of new work. We want to share our love of art with others, and hope that they are inspired and entertained by it. It is our hope that people will experience movement and feel a connection – whether it be taking classes, attending shows, or supporting our company.
How does BalletMet engage the community?
BalletMet is actively working to encourage appreciation and participation in the arts in the
BalletMet also engages students in dance by providing dance programs in schools. The staff work with teachers to incorporate dance into educational curriculum, and
That’s why the Academy provides many dance scholarships for students, especially those that may be underprivileged and wouldn’t normally be able to experience dance. From beginner dance scholarships to scholarships for the Summer Intensive Program, BalletMet strives to make dance available to all who are interested.
If you have any questions about the programs we offer don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to start a program at your school!