September 2017
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Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families, 

The fall is upon us, and it's time to get out your leotards and tights, sew elastics on your ballet shoes, and get ready to dance. To our new students,  Welcome. To our returning students,  Welcome back. An exciting year is ahead of us all!
 
You'll see some new faces this fall, as many new students have enrolled in classes. We have also lined up master classes with dancers and teachers from world-class companies. 

I invite you to NHB's  Open House at our Branford Studios on Saturday, September 10, from 9-3 p.m. Please join me in a tour of the studios, meet our professional faculty and Children's Division Director, Christopher DeNofrio, and take a class.
 
If it's fall, it must be  Nutcracker time. This year, we'll once again be performing our traditional holiday classic at the Shubert Theater on December 16 and 17.  Auditions will be held on September 23-24. Whether you are cast as a Mouse or Snowflake, a Party Child or in the Spanish Hot Chocolate Corps, dancing in  The Nutcracker is an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.
 
So start stretching and get ready to jump into a fall of fun and new challenges with New Haven Ballet.  Registration is open and we look forward to seeing you in class.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director
New Haven Ballet

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The Nutcracker 

Nutcracker  auditions  are around the corner. Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday,  September 23-24, 2017 .

Students must be registered for fall classes and in good standing. Creative Ballet 2 through Level 8 students (aged 5-19 years) are invited to audition. 


Save the Date: The Nutcracker will once again be performed at the Shubert Theater December 16-17, 2017. This year's Nutcracker promises to be more spectacular than ever!
  
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Branford Studio Open House - Free Classes for New Students 

NHB is extending its offer to allow  new students aged 3-10 years a
free trial class at our Branford Studio through September

And, we are adding Level 4 classes (including pointe) for the convenience of our Branford families!

We invite you to  NHB's Branford Open House
  
When: Saturday, September 9 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   
Where: 9 Business Park Drive, Branford, CT
What: Tour the studios, Meet the faculty, Children's Division Director and Artistic Director, Take a class

Call Tel. 203-583-6872 for more information or to schedule your personal tour or class. We look forward to meeting you at the Open House.


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Pointe Shoe Workshop

Our annual pointe shoe workshop teaches Level 4 students how to sew and prepare pointe shoes. We will meet Saturday, September 9, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at NHB's Branford Studios: 9 Business Park Drive, Branford, CT. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for our newest pointe students to get to know the advanced dancers, who share valuable information and personal stories about their pointe shoes!

Level 4-8 students are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information call Tel. 203-782-9038.


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Master Classes
Sean Suozzi

NHB offers Master Classes!

On August 27 NHB celebrated the end of summer with NYCB's Sean Suozzi, who taught a wonderful class to NHB Level 5-8 students.
 
Emily Coates
On September 21 the Director of Dance Curriculum at Yale University and former NYCB dancer, Emily Coates, returns to teach a master technique classes to NHB's Level 6-8 students.

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Noble Barker Scholarship Award

Artistic Director, Lisa Sanborn, is thrilled to announce  that Abigail Miller has been awarded the Noble Barker Scholarship. 

The Noble Barker Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship awarded to a deserving high school senior who demonstrates tremendous dedication to studying classical ballet at NHB, exhibits the highest moral and ethical standards, is kind, courteous and gracious inside and outside the classroom, and displays significant improvement over the course of the prior year at NHB. Congratulations, Abigail!


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Spring Performance Photos & DVDs

Spring Performance 2017 DVDs are ready for pick up! 

If you have not yet picked up your Spring Performance DVD please stop by your studio (Branford DVDs are at the Branford Studio and New Haven DVDs are at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven). 

Spring Performance Photos are also still available:  Spring Performance Photos (Call the NHB Office for password).


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Alumni Update & Open Division Classes

Find out about what NHB alumni, Nora Thompson, has been up to since graduating:


Classes are held in NHB's Open Division on a drop-in basis to students aged 12+ years. New classes have been added this fall!

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Fall Registration

Fall registration is open and classes are filling quickly. Children's Division classes are capped and wait lists are forming. Remember, you must be registered to participate in The Nutcracker!





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September - December 2017

September 5 - Classes begin
September 9 - Branford Open House and Pointe Shoe Workshop
Septembr 20 - No classes: Rosh Hashanah
September 21 - Emily Coates Master Class Levels 6-8
September 23 - Fall Free For All Classes for 1st Steps - Primary
September 23-24 - Nutcracker Auditions
September 29 - No classes: Yom Kippur

October 5 - Tuition due
October 23-28 - Observation Week

November 22-25 - Thanksgiving Recess 
                           (Nutcracker rehearsals held Nov. 25-26)

December 9-10 - Nutcracker Rehearsals (Mandatory)
December 11-17 - Nutcracker Tech Week: No classes 
                           (Mandatory rehearsals)
December 16-17 - The Nutcracker: Shubert Theater
December 18-31 - Winter Recess

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