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August 2016

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 Thomas Giroir (c) 2016
Mike Franzman (c) 2016
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Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families, 

As the summer is coming to a close we are getting ready to welcome everyone back! This summer I was thrilled to see so many familiar and new faces during NHB's summer intensive program, as well as hear reports from students who attended some of the nation's top classical ballet summer programs. This fall promises many new and fantastic changes at NHB, including a new Children's Division Director, Christopher DeNofrio. We will also hold an Open House from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in our Branford Studios on Saturday, September 10. Mr. DeNofrio, NHB's faculty and I hope you will come in to say hello.

This is an especially exciting time at NHB and we are so grateful and happy to count you as part of our family!

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director 
New Haven Ballet

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Spring Performance Photos & DVDs

Spring Performance 2016 DVDs are ready for pick up! 

Stop by NHB's main office at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, for pick up through August 2015. 

After September 6, 2016, Branford Studio families may pick up their DVDs in Branford.

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

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Children's Division Director

Artistic Director, Lisa Sanborn, is pleased to announce the appointment of distinguished teacher, Christopher DeNofrio, as New Haven Ballet's Children's Division Director.

Mr. DeNofrio will focus his energies on developing NHB's Children's Division program, overseeing the Branford Studios and acting as the primary teacher in Branford. Please stop by the Branford Studio Open House on Saturday, September 10, to meet Mr. DeNofrio, Mrs. Sanborn and NHB's esteemed faculty.

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Fall Registration

Fall registration is open and classes are filling quickly. Children's Division classes are capped and wait lists will form when the class limit is reached. Please register now to be certain your class spot is reserved.

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New York City Ballet

We have a magical "Day in the Life of a  NYCB  Dancer" planned for our Level 6/7/8 students on September 24, including a ballet technique class in the  NYCB  studios with a  NYCB  accompanist taught by a  NYCB  Company Member and tickets to a performance at Lincoln Center. The performance will be repertory choreographed by George Balanchine. 

The repertory is: 
Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Duo Concertant,  and  Symphony in Three Movements .  

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NHB Billboards

Look for NHB's billboards when driving along I-95 and Route 1 (Boston Post Road)! 

If you are traveling NORTH on I-95 in West Haven approaching Exit 42, look left (near Starbucks).

If driving SOUTH on Boston Post Road from Madison towards Guilford look up next to the Shoreline Diner (just before Goose Lane).

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The Nutcracker 

Nutcracker  auditions  are around the corner. Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday,  September 17-18, 2016 .

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 on September 17 and 18. 

Save the Date: The Nutcracker will once again be performed at the Shubert Theater December 9-11, 2016. This year's Nutcracker promises to be more spectacular than ever!
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Recreational Classes for Teens & Adults

Classes are held in NHB's Open Division on a drop-in basis to students aged 12+ years. 

August Summer Schedule (offered through August 27): 

Ballet (Danspace Studio):
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 
mornings from 10-11:30 a.m.; and
Monday/Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.

Modern (Studio 70):
Monday, Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Attention NHB Level 5-8 Students: This is your chance to maintain your fitness level and technique before fall classes begin. You are strongly encouraged to attend these classes!

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Summer Overview

NHB's Summer Program was fantastic! We started with classes in June and just completed the July Summer Intensive, with daily classes including Pilates, stretch, conditioning, nutrition and wellness for dancers, pointe technique, pointe variations and repertory, character dance, modern, contemporary, choreography and musicality, Latin dance, and ballet technique. Students improved immensely, all while enjoying their time together and becoming close friends, and working closely with NHB Faculty, Guest Faculty and the Artistic Director. Students aged 3+ years participated.
Photo: Guest Faculty, Miro Magloire, taught Choreography and Musicality to Level 2/3 students.

Level 6/7/8 Class
Repertory Class
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2016 Fall Calendar

September 6 - Classes Begin
September 10 - Branford Studio Open House: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 
September 17-18 - Nutcracker Auditions

October 3 - Rosh Hashanah: No Classes
October 12 - Yom Kippur: No Classes
October 17-22 - Parent Observation Week

November 23-26 - Thanksgiving Recess (Nutcracker rehearsals held Nov. 26-27)

December 3-8 - Nutcracker Tech & Dress Rehearsals (Mandatory)
December 9-11 - Nutcracker Performances: Shubert Theater, New Haven
December 19-31 - Winter Recess

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