Sponsor Love-In!

Dance-Along Nutcracker 2011 — Sponsors

Transmogrify your Dance-Along  Mystery Tour into a mindblowing, tutu-expanding experience! 2011 sponsor packages give all flower children a transcendental Nutcracker by offering you the best seats in the house, complimentary fairy regalia and recognition in the souvenir program. Groovy Gala! sponsors can also enjoy hors d’ouvres & cocktails served right at your table.

Sponsor packages start as low as $110 for two. Treat yourself to a few extras at this San Francisco holiday favorite, and you support the Dance-Along Nutcracker Community Ticket Grant program and keep the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the first openly gay performing music group in the world, playing music all year round. It’s a gas, daddy-o!

For an extra-special Nutcracker experience, organize a table of your friends, family, co-workers, or other fun-loving people of your choice by becoming one of our Table Captains or First Mates.

And, don’t miss this chance to promote your business with an ad in our groovy printed program.

Groovy Gala! Sponsorships

Note: DJ party, cocktails & flower power buffet available only @ Groovy Gala!
7 pm, Saturday, December 10

  • Sugar Plum Fairy, $1,000
    8 seats @ private table, 8 tutus, holiday spirits for 8, holiday hors d’œùvres, gala reception, prime listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Nutcracker, $750
    6 seats @ Fairy table, 6 tutus, holiday spirits for 6, holiday hors d’œùvres, gala reception, prominent listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Arabian Dancer, $400
    4 table seats, 4 tutus, holiday spirits for 4, gala reception, listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Russian Cossack, $200
    2 table seats, 2 tutus, holiday spirits for 2, gala reception, listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Waltzing Flower, $125
    2 preferred seats, 2 tutus, gala reception, listing in Nutcracker Nutcracker program.
  • Toy Soldier, $110
    2 preferred seats, gala reception, listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Clara’s Uncle/Aunt, (other donation)
    Listing in Nutcracker program. Your generous contribution is welcome at any level!
  • Groovy Gala & Reception (Saturday evening only), $50 each
    Gala seats, gala reception

I want to Sponsor the Groovy! Gala.

Afternoon Show Sponsorships

11 am & 3 pm, Sunday, December 11

  • Snow Queen, $500
    8 reserved, preferred seats, 8 tutus for any afternoon show, 8 Dance-Along accessories, listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Spanish Flamenco, $250
    4 reserved, preferred seats, 4 tutus for any afternoon show, 4 Dance-Along accessories, listing in Nutcracker program.
  • Reed Pipe, $100
    2 reserved, preferred seats, 2 tutus for any afternoon show, listing in Nutcracker program.

I want to Sponsor an Afternoon Show!

Advertising Opportunities

The Dance-Along Nutcracker is a great opportunity to promote your business by placing an ad in our groovy printed program.

I want to Place a Program Ad.

Music For The Holidays

Thanks to our sponsors, Dance-Along Nutcracker tickets are granted every year to folks who might not otherwise celebrate the holidays with such gay aplomb. Over the past 15 years, our sponsors provided tickets to hundreds of clients and employees, children and adults, from more than 100 community service providers and non-profit organizations, including these groups in 2010:

Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Glide Memorial United Methodist Church – Family Services Branch
Marin AIDS Project
Lyon Martin Women’s Health Services
New Conservatory YouthAware Educational Theatre Program
St. Francis Lutheran Church Senior Center
S.F. Network Ministries Safe House
Shanti Project
Singers of the Streets (S.O.S.)
Upwardly Global

Music Throughout The Year

The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs free of charge at dozens of events and concerts each year, making music for its community and continuing more than three decades of LGBT visibility. When you attend the Dance-Along Nutcracker, the only SFLGFB production for which the Band charges, you keep the Band performing at events like these:

Award-winning Community Concert Series
Contemporary Jewish Museum’s LGBT Family Day at the “Seeing Gertrude Stein Exhibit”
Oakland Museum of California Grand Reopening Celebration
Proposition 8 Repeal March
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Parade
Chinese New Year Parade
Project Eden's Gay Prom in Hayward
San Francisco AIDS Walk
Pride Celebrations in San Francisco and Beyond
Pink Triangle Dedication Ceremony
Larkspur/Corte Madera 4th of July Parade
Sacramento Monarchs Game
Filming of Gus Van Sant's "Milk"
Lucas-Films Company Picnic
Post-"Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" Veteran’s Day Parade