A Win-Win for Augusta Ballet and Cutno Dance Center

Augusta Ballet's presentation of Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) in January's first-ever New Traditions Dance Festival was unprecedented in several ways. For one, the feature performance took place at The Bell Auditorium, with more than twice the seats of the venues at which we've presented in the past. 

To ensure that the theatre was filled to capacity and that the audience was diverse in age and ethnicity, we designed the "Win-Win" program. Win-Win participants sold DTH performance tickets on Augusta Ballet's behalf - at a 20% discount. Ticket buyers enjoyed 10% off the ticket price and Win-Win groups received the other 10% for their organization. 

Participants in the Win-Win program included: 

The Links, Incorporated of Augusta 

The Junior League of Augusta

North Augusta Dance Center

Davidson Fine Arts

Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Symphony Orchestra of Augusta

Columbia County Ballet School

Boy Scouts of Augusta

Brothers and Sisters of Aiken

Hope for Augusta

Aiken County Historical Society

Tutus and Dance Shoes

Cutno Dance Center

Cutno Dance Center redirected their Win-Win savings into sending their dancers to competition. Thanks to the ingenuity of the Win-Win program, the cooperation between Cutno and the Ballet, and the exuberance of the community members that purchased DTH tickets thorough Cutno, the dancers competed in the Showstopper Dance Championship in North Carolina last weekend. AND WON! 

In this case, the program was really a Win-Win-Win for the CSRA dance community!

In their very first competition, the Cutno Junior/Senior Company placed 1st in the Platinum Category for Hip Hop. Cutno brought home trophies for 2nd place in their division for tap, 5th place overall, and 1st place for their Mini Troupe Dancers. 

In their very first competition, the Cutno Junior/Senior Company placed 1st in the Platinum Category for Hip Hop. Cutno brought home trophies for 2nd place in their division for tap, 5th place overall, and 1st place for their Mini Troupe Dancers. 

Some of the Winners showing off their trophies. 

Some of the Winners showing off their trophies. 

Cutno Dance Center owner and Augusta Ballet board member Ferneasa Cutno with two of her dancers. 

Cutno Dance Center owner and Augusta Ballet board member Ferneasa Cutno with two of her dancers.