Issue No. 60
June 2017
SBC's 2017 Summer Outreach Tour
Springfield Ballet Company kicked off its 2017-2018 season with our annual Summer Outreach Tour, June 12-16!

Dancers performed at facilities all over the Springfield community, including senior centers, long-term care facilities, Project SCOPE, The Hope Institute and many more!

The Summer Outreach Tour allows the SBC to bring the art of dance to audiences who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend SBC productions. In addition to the entertainment the SBC brings to these facilities and their residents, the tour is a valuable civic experience for the young dancers in the SBC.

Thank you to our sponsors: Staab Funeral Home and Mrs. Barbara Schwartz, in memory of Barbara C. Rawlings. 

SBC Administrative Director Sally Hamilton a finalist for Not-For-Profit Business Director of the Year  
Congratulations to SBC Administrative Director Sally Hamilton for being a finalist for  The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Not-For-Profit Business Director of the Year!

SBC congratulates all the nominees for this prestigious award, especially Keith Wetherell with Illinois Amvets who was this year's recipient.

We are so grateful to have Sally on our staff. Her talents and expertise are vital to the continued success of our organization.

Way to go, Sally!
SBC's Summer Intensive Workshops - Session One
Springfield Ballet Company dancers just wrapped up Session One of SBC's Summer Intensive Workshops, June 24-28. 
Dancers took classical ballet, pointe, variations, conditioning and partnering from master teachers Josiah Savage (Georgia Ballet) and Elizabeth Chapman (Georgia Ballet and former SBC dancer).
In addition to our Company dancers, more than 15 local dancers attended the workshop - including dancers from the Springfield area and surrounding communities, as well as former SBC dancers and alumni.  

Thank you Josiah and Elizabeth for educating and inspiring our dancers. 

We had an amazing week! 
SBC's Annual Shoe Fund

Please consider supporting the Springfield Ballet Company's Annual Shoe Fund!

Donations support our Company dancers and their pointe shoe needs throughout the season, as well as our dancers in the Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program.

For additional information, please contact Sally Hamilton at 217-544-1967 or via e-mail at hamilton@springfieldballetco.org.

To donate to our Shoe Fund via PayPal, please click HERE. (Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate through this site.)

Thank you!

Advertise with the SBC!

Do you own a local business? Would you like to promote an upcoming event in our community? Would you like to show your support for the dancers in our productions? 

If so, then please consider advertising in the souvenir program for our 2017-2018 season!

Click HERE for an advertising sales form, or contact Sally Hamilton at 217-544-1967 for more information!  

Thank you!
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:
SBC Summer Intensive Workshops Session Two:
August 5-9, 2017
Illinois State Fair Performance:
August 2017
Boys & Girls Clubs Ballet Outreach Program:
Fridays, ongoing through Fall and Spring
Auditions for The Nutcracker:
September 10, 2017
September 16 & 17, 2017
Festival of Trees Performance:
November 2017
The Nutcracker:
December 9 & 10, 2017
First Night Springfield Performance:
December 31, 2017
Leap into Lincoln at ALPLM:
February 20, 2018
Trainee and Boys & Girls Clubs Recital:
Spring 2018
SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop:
Spring 2018
Faerie Tale:
April 14 & 15, 2018

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