Issue No. 68
February / March 2018
Faerie Tale...
Magic Awaits 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium

Advance Tickets:** $33, $21 (youth 12 and under)
Day of Show: $38, $26 (youth 12 and under)

217-206-6160 or online  HERE

Presenting Sponsor: HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital
Faerie Tale... Magic Awaits

Snow White, Cinderella and their Princes are traveling through the woods on a magical night. They find themselves amid a fairy preparation for the wedding of Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the fairies. An errant donkey carrying gifts for the couple wanders into the woods to rest.

Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humor and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon.

What could possibly go wrong?

Faerie Tale is Springfield Ballet Company's enchanting ballet set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn, Pytor Tchaikovsky and Riccardo Drigo. 

Join us April 14 and 15, 2018, at 2:00 pm, at Sangamon Auditorium!

Pre-Show Faerie Princess Party

Please join us on Saturday, April 14, or Sunday, April 15, at 1:00 pm for a pre-show Faerie Princess Party in the lobby at Sangamon Auditorium prior to our performances of Faerie Tale.

Dress as your favorite princess, faerie or fairytale character, and join the fun! Activities are FREE with purchase of performance ticket. 
After the show, meet Cinderella, Snow White and Titania for a photo opportunity!
Thank you to  Springfield Youth Performance Group  for hosting our pre-show party!

Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program and SBC Training Academy Conclude 2017-2018 Season with Recital

The Springfield Ballet Company's Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program and SBC Training Academy concluded their 2017-2018 seasons with a recital performance on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

Boys & Girls Clubs dancers performed a classical ballet piece, as well as a contemporary jazz dance; and Training Academy dancers performed a ballet selection, as well as excerpts from SBC's Faerie Tale.

Honors, recognitions and a reception were held immediately following the recital. 

Special thanks to:  Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise and American Business Club of Springfield for sponsoring the Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program; Hoogland Center for the Arts for our beautiful performance venue; Nick & Beth Faulkner from Baskin Robbins for providing our dancers with ice cream cone vouchers; Mindy Vance and Eric Streb for photography; Seth Wheeler for lighting design and sound; Boys & Girls Clubs Executive Director Bill Legge for supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach program; Mr. Silas at the Boys & Girls Clubs for helping coordinate so many aspects of our program this year;  and all of our families, friends and fans for making this evening so very special!

Congratulations to all our performers!

An Evening in Paris, SBC's Tutu Ball a Great Success!

The Springfield Ballet Company recently held  its annual gala and fundraiser, The Tutu Ball, at Illini Country Club. 

Springfield Ballet Company dancers performed a piece inspired by "An Evening in Paris," choreographed by SBC Artistic Director Julie Ratz. Guests also enjoyed music provided by the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony String Duet, as well as after-dinner dancing to the music of Frank Parker.

This year's Fund-A-Project helped raise funds needed for the creation of 20 new tutus for the Snow Scene in SBC's annual production of The Nutcracker, as well as four new Seasons tutus for our upcoming production of Faerie Tale.

Thank you for supporting the Springfield Ballet Company! 

Leap into Lincoln at the ALPLM
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the Springfield Ballet Company presented Leap into Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum to more than 500 students from a four-county radius in central Illinois.

Leap into Lincoln was partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts with funding from the Springfield Area Arts Council.

Leap into Lincoln will return again in 2020!

Open Auditions for SBC's 2018-2019 Season Company Dancers and Trainees

Save the Date!
Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II

$20 audition fee

Company Dancers: Advanced dancers 13 years and older
Trainees: Intermediate dancers age 10 and up

More details will be announced in April!

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.

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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.


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