Issue No. 54
January 2017
The Tutu Ball, with a Mardi Gras flair

You are cordially invited to the Springfield Ballet Company's Annual Gala
The Tutu Ball,
with a Mardi Gras flair
February 4, 2017

Illini Country Club
1601 Illini Road
Springfield, Illinois
Cocktails: 6:00 pm
Dining & Dancing: 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Live Music by:
Frank Parker - A Taste of New Orleans
Wear a mask and your Mardi Gras Best!
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.

SBC's Gala Raffle

A new addition to the Gala this year is our Raffle, where only 100 tickets will be sold prior to the Gala at $50 each. The winner will pick one of these three items and the remaining two items will then become part of our Silent Auction. Winner does not need to be present to win.

The items included in the raffle are:
#1 - Two Tickets to Hamilton, T he Musical on Saturday, April 8th at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. Package also includes One Night Stay at JW Marriott Chicago Hotel within walking distance to the Theatre.   Tickets donated by Sarah Beuning and John Martin; hotel donated by Sean and Taryn Grant. 
#2 - One Week Stay in Aruba Condo (Sleeps up to four and date to be agreeable with owner. Winner pays $125 per person for cleaning fee and taxes.)   Donated by   Deb Sarsany, Broker, The Real Estate Group.
#3 - ½ Carat Diamond Stud Earrings donated by Denney Jewelers.

If interested in purchasing a raffle ticket, contact Sally Hamilton at 217.544.1967.

Educating Our Dancers
Springfield Ballet Company dancers had an amazing master class in contemporary jazz with SBC alum Lauren Small on Friday, December 30, 2016.

Lauren is i n her final semester of graduate school at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, and is in the process of writing the thesis for her MFA in Dance.

This semester, Lauren will be presenting choreography at American College Dance Association's Southern Regional Conference and can be found most days writing new stories for her dance lifestyle blog at Lauren Ashlee Dance:

We LOVE when our alumni come back to share their expanded knowledge in the field of dance. Thank you, Lauren! 
SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2017
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Cost of Workshop: $25 per participant
Workshop Location:
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Faerie Tale Performance Location:
Sangamon Auditorium (April 1 & 2, 2017)

Registration form can be found HERE
The SBC is proud to host a Girl Scouts Workshop for Daisy Girl Scouts, Brownie Girl Scouts and Junior Girl Scouts troops in the Central Illinois Council. Through an interactive movement class and by attending a live dance performance in a professional theater, Brownie Girl Scouts will earn the Brownie Dancer Badge, and Daisy Girl Scouts and Junior Girl Scouts can earn a dance fun patch.

Badges and patches can be purchased at the Trefoil Boutique. New for 2017! Participants will also receive a Springfield Ballet Company patch to add to their collection!

For more information, visit our website HERE
Faerie Tale : A Royal Wedding

Saturday, April 1, 2017
2 pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017
2 pm
University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL 62703

Tickets: $18 to $30
(Group discount available for 10 or more tickets.)
217.206.6160 or online HERE!
Sponsor: Body Perfect
Supporting Sponsor: Luers

Magic Awaits...
Faerie Tale : A Royal Wedding
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 Titania and Oberon, 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 new ballet set to the music of Felix Mendhelssohn and Pytor Tchaikovsky.

Thank you to local artist Dominic Cellini for the design of our artwork. 
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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The Tutu Ball, with a Mardi Gras flair:
February 4, 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
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SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop:
February 25, 2017

Trainee and Boys & Girls Clubs Recital:
March 24, 2017

Faerie Tale: A Royal Wedding
April 1 & 2, 2017 

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