Issue No. 72
July 2018
Christmas in July!

Every holiday season the Mouse King has one wish... to defeat The Nutcracker in an epic battle with the toy soldiers and Clara.

Will this year be THE YEAR?! We don't think so!
Instead of training, it looks like he's just lounging by the pool and dreaming of American cheese.
As YOU enjoy the warmth of summer, you may find it's not too early to have visions of sugarplums (or cheese) dancing in your head.
Our skilled dancers and audiences of children and families count on your support to help bring those unforgettable visions to life in our annual production of  The Nutcracker .
Your generous donation helps the Springfield Ballet Company thrive  in a world where funding for the arts continues to fall short.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support and for making our Christmas  in July  campaign a great success!

To donate securely via PayPal, visit our website HERE!

SBC's 2018 Summer Intensive Workshop Session Two - RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!

SBC's Summer Intensive Workshop - Session Two

Ballet with Hernan Justo
Hip Hop with Anthony "REDD" Williams

August 9, 10, 11 & 12
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two classes daily.

Hoogland Center for the Arts
Theatre II
420 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701

The Springfield Ballet Company's 2018 Summer Intensive Workshops are a great way for dancers to supplement their training and improve their skills, while working with outstanding master teachers in a positive, nurturing environment.

For more information, contact SBC at 217-544-1967 or visit our website HERE

Park with Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise and help SBC! 

SBC is grateful to Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise for their continued financial support of our Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program! 
Over the past 10 years, Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise has distributed over $150,000 to local organizations benefiting at-risk children. SBC has been a grant recipient since 2014!

Parking in their parking lot during the Illinois State Fair helps them to continue to support local children and the organizations that strive to serve them. Support them to support us! 
Thank you!

To the POINTE... 

To the POINTE, the Springfield Ballet Company's e-newsletter, highlights what's happening throughout our season -- whether it be performances, dancer spotlights, community events, workshops, giving opportunities, special discounts or general announcements! We hope you enjoy receiving these updates.

And, if you love the information you are receiving, please forward our e-newsletter to a friend! 


All the best,


Julie Ratz, SBC Artistic Director
Sally Hamilton, SBC Administrative Director
Gina DeCroix Russell, SBC Ballet Mistress
Our Mission

The Springfield Ballet Company provides dance education and performances to enrich our community through the beauty, energy and diversity of dance.


Springfield Ballet Company
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL  62701
217-544-1968 (fax)


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Upcoming Events:

SBC's Summer Intensive Workshop Session Two:
August 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2018 

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker: 
September 16, 2018

Rockballet - The 90s:
September 22, 2018  

The Nutcracker: 
December 8 & 9, 2018

First Night Springfield:
December 31, 2018 

April 13, 2019 

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