Issue No. 66
December 2017
Audiences enchanted by SBC's 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker

Thank you to everyone who supported our 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker!

Presenting Sponsor: CEFCU
Supporting Sponsor: Landmark Automotive Group

The Springfield Ballet Company is grateful for the overwhelming support and dedication of all the dancers, artistic and administrative staff, board members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, families, friends, businesses, arts advocates, and fans who have made our first 43 years in the community so wonderful.

Thank you for being a part of our legacy!

Shop at Schnucks and Support the SBC! 

Giving is in the BAG!

Don't forget to pick up your reusable Schnucks bag by the end of December to help support the Springfield Ballet Company!
Every time you purchase the Giving reusable bag for $2.99, Schnucks will donate $1 to a local cause selected by their store teams to be the monthly beneficiary of the program.
Springfield Ballet Company is the DECEMBER 2017 beneficiary of the Schnucks - Bags 4 My Cause program. 

Visit the west side Schnucks store at 2801 W. Chatham Rd. and get your reusable bag today! 

SBC to perform at First Night Springfield
Sunday, December 31, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Hoogland Center for the Arts
LRS Theatre

Springfield Ballet Company dancers will be performing excerpts from recent SBC productions at the Springfield Area Arts Council's annual First Night Springfield.

For costs and information about other performances and activities, visit the SAAC's website HERE

An Evening in Paris, SBC's Tutu Ball 

You are cordially invited to the Springfield Ballet Company's Tutu Ball

An Evening in Paris

Illini Country Club
1601 Illini Road
Springfield, Illinois
February 3, 2018
Cocktails: 6 p.m.
Dining & Dancing: 7 to 11 p.m.

Live Music by Frank Parker
Black Tie Optional

Dining and Dancing: $85 per person

Please call the SBC offices for more details or e-mail Sally at hamilton@springfieldballetco.org

Partners in Performance

Please consider a year-end contribution to the Springfield Ballet Company's Partners in Performance campaign.

We couldn't do what we do without your support.

To make a donation now via PayPal, click HERE.

Happy New Year! 

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:
First Night Springfield Performance:
December 31, 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
Fridays, ongoing through Fall and Spring

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

Men in Tights:
April 27, 2018   

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