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The North Shore Civic Ballet Company (NSCB), a nonprofit dance company based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, will hold a post-holiday online auction during January.  Shoppers will find some good bargains to bid upon to give friends, family, and colleagues or provide as gifts to themselves.   

The NSCB’s auction web site page, open for bids on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. and continue through Monday, January 23 closing at 6:00 p.m.  Proceeds raised from the auction will be used to provide dancers with funds for scholarships, new choreography, equipment, costuming and other resources and training they need to study ballet in the North Shore region.  

            The NSCB’s annual 2016 holiday auction attracted items after the activity ended that will be offered to shoppers in this run.  Bidders will find a range of items to purchase such as jewelry, piano and dance lessons, signed dance posters, watercolor dance paintings, experiences, gift certificates to area shops and restaurants, and more.  The opening bid for all unsold items from the annual holiday auction will be reduced in the January fundraiser and more new items will be posted.  Products and services will be on sale in the auction just in time for Valentine’s Day and other special occasions.  Shoppers should visit the site frequently to view the new items added throughout the run.



            “Ballet is a traditional art form passed from one generation to the next.  The post-holiday auction will raise funds for scholarships, equipment and other resources that aspiring dancers need to learn this art form correctly under the guidance of professional instructors.  People can get involved by volunteering with the ballet company, asking merchants to donate a gift certificate or gift card for the auction, donating an item for the auction, placing a bid on an item, or inviting family and friends to place a bid and support dance, culture and the arts in the North Shore region,” said Paula K. Shiff, Artistic Director, NSCB.

            Sponsorship opportunities are also available for individuals and businesses to support the ballet company.  An auction sponsor can get involved with the ballet company and champion this cause while gaining valuable visibility on the organization’s auction website.  Sponsorship opportunities for every contribution level are available to meet a sponsor’s requirements.  

            Financial contributions are also welcome and may be made directly to the ballet company.  The NCSB is a 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt organization and all contributions are tax-deductible as permissible by law.

            Donations may be dropped off at the NSCB’s home at the Marblehead School of Ballet, 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts or call 781-631-6262 to schedule a pick-up.

For more information about the North Shore Civic Ballet, the auction, volunteer opportunities, and sponsorship details call 781-631-6262 or visit the organization’s web site,