Volunteering - Casinos
Yalenka’s major fundraising events are casinos. Gaming provides us with a large sum of money allowing us to keep our registration fees reasonable, while still being able to:
- Hire professional instructors and pay competitive wages;
- Purchase music for specific story lines and dances;
- Rent studio space with ballet barres and sprung floors;
- Order specialized costumes from Ukraine or hire professionals to sew regional costumes;
- Help subsidize dancers for competitions; and
- Offer travel opportunities to the dancers.
As a result of gaming funds, our fees have not increased and we are able to offer affordable dancing to families.