About Happy Hour For a Cause

Ballet INitiative’s Happy Hour series returns to The Cat for a good cause. Local choreographers present a variety of brand new works to help support Indianapolis organizations meaningful to the choreographers and dancers themselves. 20% of proceeds will go to The Hope Center, Girls Inc., and The Julian Center. Join us on March 18th at 7pm at The Cat in Carmel for an evening of dancing to support some wonderful organizations.

Ballet INitiative

Ballet INitiative is a project-based dance collective including multiple styles with roots in ballet serving the greater Indianapolis area founded in 2020 by five local dancers. With our revitalized performances, such as our feminist 1920s Nutcracker and Happy Hour series, we take the art of ballet and modernize it to reflect today’s social climate and public interests. Ballet INitiative’s main goal is making the typical professional dance workplace a positive, updated, and artist-driven environment. We are a safe space for dancers and artists in need of a home, and collaborate often with other local Indianapolis dancers, musicians, photographers, visual artists, and actors.

  • bINnovative: Relying on ballet backgrounds to update the art form for today’s global climate
  • bINclusive: Breaking exclusivity by offering performances and opportunities to all in the community regardless of income or class
  • bINspired: Joining forces with local artists and organizations to create an artist-driven environment and well-rounded full works