For 30 years the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Sugarplum program has been delighting 2nd grade girls and their families through this special holiday tradition. Sugarplums enjoy months of festivities and friendships culminating with their on-stage presentation at opening night of Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
In their second year, as Sugarplum Alums, the young ladies have their moment to shine as they perform in the opening party scene of the ballet. And if that isn’t sweet enough, the proceeds of the Sugarplum program help Colorado Ballet bring world-class dance to Denver. Only girls who will be in 2nd grade in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply, so don’t let your little sugarplum miss this exclusive opportunity.
The Sugarplum Program is a two year commitment: the rst year as a Sugarplum and the second year as a Sugarplum Alum. The fee for participation in the Sugarplum Program is $2,500 each year which includes a $1,000 charitable contribution to Colorado Ballet. Fees must be paid in full by May 1st each year. No payments are to be mailed with the Sugarplum application; payment is not requested until acceptance invitations are mailed in March.
The Sugarplum Program is secular and inclusive of all faiths and beliefs. While we would love to include every family wishing to participate, space is limited. Applications are considered in the order in which they are received with consideration given to Colorado Ballet Auxiliary volunteer and community service. In order to protect feelings, please do not promise participation to your little girl.
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In the link below please find the application for the Sugarplum Class of 2021. Only girls who will be in second grade in the fall of 2021 are eligible to apply. In order for a child’s application to be considered, a parent must be a current member of the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and must remain a member in good standing throughout the program. Sugarplum applications should be mailed to the Sugarplum Selection Committee at the address on the bottom of the application and must be received by January 31st, 2021.