Issue No. 63
September 2017
Congratulations to the cast of The Nutcracker

Congratulations to the cast of SBC's 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker. 

The role of Clara will be danced by SBC Company dancer Olivia Killion.

Company dancers Jocelyn Fuhr and Analysse Vance will be dancing the featured roles of Snow Queen and Dew Drop, respectively. 

For the complete cast, click HERE

Save the dates of December 9 & 10 for The Nutcracker! Tickets will be going on sale soon!

Rockballet: Mixtape a huge hit with audiences
A good mixtape has your favorite songs on it.  

A great mixtape introduces you to songs you never knew you needed. 

Audiences had an overwhelming response to Rockballet this year! Thank you to all who came out for a great weekend of dance.

Some direct feedback from the performances included comments such as:

" The ballet was wonderfully enjoyable and had many exquisite moments. The combination of athleticism and grace astounds me."

" The whole show was amazing!"

" Awesome performance!!!"

" I wasn't aware there were contemporary chops too!! Impressive!" 

" Love the live music too! Keep on rocking SBC!"

Didn't make it to the show? We posted some live videos during the performances on our Facebook page HERE . Check them out, and get ready for 2018 - our 25th anniversary of Rockballet
SBC Trivia Night

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m.
Christ the King Parish Center
1930 Barberry Drive
$150 per team (tables of 10) -OR- $15 per person
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Heads or Tails, and Balloon Game!
Bring your own snacks! * Cash bar  * Mulligans will be sold

You can also pre-order a large pizza and have it there when you arrive! 
Seating is limited. Register today! 
To register and to also order your pizza, call Sally Hamilton at 217-544-1967 or  hamilton@springfieldballetco.org; or via PayPal by visiting our website HERE

Thank you for supporting the Springfield Ballet Company! 

The Nutcracker, A Grand Holiday Tradition

Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $21 to $33
Sangamon Auditorium
Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsor:
Landmark Automotive Group
Tickets will be on sale soon!
The Springfield Ballet Company proudly presents its 43rd annual production of  The Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday classic that follows Clara and her Nutcracker from a lavish Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then to a magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. The production features a cast of more than 130, including our Company dancers, local adult actors, young dancers from the community and professional guest artists.

Make The Nutcracker a part of your family's grand holiday tradition!

For more information, click HERE

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:
Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
Fridays, ongoing through Fall and Spring
SBC Trivia Night:
November 4, 2017 
SBC performs with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra:
November 18, 2017

Festival of Trees Performance:
November 25, 2017
The Nutcracker:
December 9 & 10, 2017
First Night Springfield Performance:
December 31, 2017
Leap into Lincoln at ALPLM:
February 20, 2018
Trainee and Boys & Girls Clubs Recital:
March 23, 2018
SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop:
March 24, 2018
Faerie Tale:
April 14 & 15, 2018

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