KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For dancers at the Kansas City Ballet, shoes are the connection between the performer and the stage – a very expensive connection.
The ballet helps to supply its dancers with ballet shoes and while the shoes themselves are pretty simple to make, sometimes they last just for one performance.
To help its 28 dancers out, the ballet is raising $100,000 to cover the cost of the shoes, which are specially made in London.
"It's only a few ounces of satin, glue and cardboard, but it can make all the difference between art and something less joyful to watch," said Ron Fredman, chief development officer for the ballet.
The ballet has raised $93,000 toward their goal. To make a donation, visit www.kcballet.org.