Issue 77 December 2018
Audiences enchanted by SBC's 44th annual production of The Nutcracker

Thank you to everyone who supported our 44th annual production of The Nutcracker on December 8 & 9, 2018, at Sangamon Auditorium!

Presenting Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Supporting Sponsor: Landmark Automotive Group

More than 3,500 patrons saw our beautiful performances - some for the very first time, and many as part of their annual holiday tradition. Thank you. Thank you for supporting the performing arts in our community. 

We are so very grateful to, and proud of, our dancers, staff, crew, volunteers and the countless families and individuals who helped make this year so very magic al. 

Memories like these will last a lifetime.

Thank You to the Danville Symphony Orchestra

Springfield Ballet Company dancers, staff and volunteers took to the road on the weekend of November 30 to December 2 to present The Nutcracker with the Danville Symphony Orchestra at the Dick Van Dyke Auditorium in Danville, IL.

We are so very grateful for the overwhelming support and dedication of our incredible backstage crew. It was a magical weekend and we appreciate the Danville Symphony Orchestra for hiring us to go on tour!

SBC to perform at First Night Springfield

Monday, December 31
7:00 pm

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

Springfield Ballet Company will be performing excerpts from its recent productions of Rockballet and The Nutcracker at the Springfield Area Art's Council's  32nd annual First Night Springfield on New Year's Eve in downtown Springfield. 

Starting at noon on December 31st, this family-friendly, celebration of the arts features talented local and regional artists & performers across 11 stages in five venues.

SBC will perform at 7:00 pm in the LRS Theatre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

Wristbands are available for purchase at Bank of Springfield locations, the Hoogland Center for the Arts, or online at  HCFTA.org

Adults are $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Youth ages 5-18 are $5  

Ring in the New Year with SBC!
Partners in Performance

Could you imagine a community without the arts?
We couldn't do what we do without your support.

Celebrating more than 40 years as the premiere dance company in central Illinois, the Springfield Ballet Company continues to fulfill a mission driven by artistic vision and dedication to our community.  The SBC provides valuable training for talented young dancers, high quality entertainment for patrons, and community outreach and education programs for schools and special groups.
Please consider the Springfield Ballet Company and our positive contributions to your family and community as we ask you to support us in our Partners in Performance campaign.
Here are some examples of what your contribution to the SBC will be used for:

$1,000 gift helps pay for male guest artists and partnering experience for our Company dancers
$500 gift helps pay for training of one Company dancer
$250 gift helps pay for innovative additions to our performances, such as aerial silks for Rockballet
$100 gift helps pay for lighting for one scene in Rockballet
$50 gift helps pay for props used in our performances

To request a donation form, please contact Sally Hamilton at 217.544.1967 or  hamilton@springfieldballetco.org .

To donate NOW securely via PayPal, please click HERE.
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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.


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:

First Night Springfield:
December 31, 2018 

SBC's Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
Ongoing through fall and spring

Open Auditions for Cinderella:
January 12, 2019

SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop:
March 23, 2019

March 23, 2019

Boys & Girls Clubs and Trainee Recital: 
March 29, 2019 

Open Auditions for Company Dancers & Trainees for SBC's 2019-2020 Season: 
May 19, 2019 

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