The Greensboro Ballet held an innovative fundraiser over the weekend; billed as "Ballet, Beer & BBQ," the event at Flintrock Farm in Reidsville featured a buffet of Southern food, Natty Greene's beer, horse rides and performances and two ballet pieces with dancers decked in country attire.
Above: the culmination of the first performance.
Outside, kids took turns riding horses and a donkey around a ring, posed with their face inside a fake "WANTED" poster and played corn hole. Later on inside, attendees donning cowboy hats and sporting jeans packed into a barn to watch primarily-youth ballet performances (as pictured) in what isn't exactly traditional ballet attire.
The usual fundraising event appeared to be a success based on the turn out and level of audience engrossment, despite a snag where organizers briefly ran out of complementary beer. A mutiny was avoided as the coolers were restocked, and attendees gathered around barbecue, macaroni and cheese and potato salad on the comfortably warm Saturday evening.
The Greensboro Ballet is based out of Davie Street in downtown Greensboro, but the event was held about 30 minutes north of the city. Individual tickets cost $65.
Photos by Eric Ginsburg.