North Shore Civic Ballet opens Annual Holiday Auction

North Shore Civic Ballet Company’s Mia Chung and Mollie Frederiksen present ‘Mir’. Photo by Peter A. Smith

On Friday, the North Shore Civic Ballet will open its annual Holiday Auction to benefit the next generation of dancers, many of whom face financial hardships.

The auction will run from Friday, Nov. 17 through Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Bidders will be able to buy a wide range of items, including gift certificates, handbags, and even flower arrangements. The proceeds from the auction directly benefit dancers by providing them with the resources required to study and practice dance in the region.

Funds are needed to help young dancers reach their goals, as there is an increased demand for scholarships to study dance, create choreography, and provide costuming. 

“With the public’s support and contributions to the holiday auction, we can help aspiring dancers’ dreams come true and provide scholarships to students experiencing financial hardships,” said Paula K. Shiff, Artistic Director for the NSCB. 

The online auction will run 24/7 until it closes, and donations to the auction are still being accepted at the NSCB, 115 Pleasant St. 

 “This year, we ask the public to support the holiday auction by donating items and placing bids to raise much-needed funds for resources aspiring dancers in the region require to study ballet,” said Judy Moynihan, member of the NSCB board of trustees. “Businesses, as well as patrons, benefit from participating in the online auction because people have an opportunity to try restaurants and other experiences they might never have done previously.” 

Shoppers can access the auction at  www.biddingforgood.com/ballet. Throughout the auction, new items will be put up for bid.