Issue No. 71
June 2018
SBC's 2018 Summer Outreach Tour

Springfield Ballet Company kicked off its 2018-2019 season with our annual Summer Outreach Tour, June 5-8 and June 21. 

Sponsored by Staab Funeral Home and Mrs. Barbara Schwartz (in memory of Barbara C. Rawlings), 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 SBC brings to these facilities and their residents, the tour is a valuable civic experience for the young dancers in the SBC.

Dancers performed at facilities all over the Springfield community, including senior centers, long-term care facilities, Project SCOPE, The Hope Institute and many more. Dancers also taught a short workshop to the campers at Ms. Zara's Hope Theater Inclusion camp at SHG!

What a wonderful way to to start our summer! 

Please Support SBC's Annual Pointe Shoe Fund

Why a Pointe Shoe Fund?

Made by hand with materials such as satin, glue, and leather, pointe shoes are constructed with extreme precision. One pair of pointe shoes can cost between $75 and $100. They are designed to break down and mold to the foot of a dancer allowing for those breathtaking moments we see on stage during Springfield Ballet Company performances.

But they don't last long. Some pairs only last a single performance; others at most, just a few weeks of rehearsals. That's why SBC is dedicated to giving our dancers the tools they need to gracefully stay on their toes.

Thank you for considering a gift to such a necessary and much needed fund.

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

To donate to our Pointe Shoe Fund via PayPal, please click the link HERE. Thank you!

SBC's 2018 Summer Intensive Workshops - RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
SBC's Summer Intensive Workshop - Session One
Jazz with Joshua Blake Carter and Cesar Salinas
July 6, 7 & 8
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Two classes daily.

SBC's Summer Intensive Workshop - Session Two
Ballet with Hernan Justo and Hip Hop with Anthony "REDD" Williams
August 9, 10, 11 & 12
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Two classes daily.

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

The Springfield Ballet Company's 2018 Summer Intensive Workshops are a great way for dancers to supplement their training and improve their skills, while working with outstanding master teachers in a positive, nurturing environment.

For more information, contact SBC at 217-544-1967 or visit our website HERE

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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.

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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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SBC's Summer Intensive Workshop Session One:
July 6, 7 & 8, 2018

SBC's Summer Intensive Workshop Session Two:
August 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2018 

Open Auditions for The Nutcracker: 
September 16, 2018

Rockballet - The 90s:
September 22, 2018  

The Nutcracker: 
December 8 & 9, 2018

First Night Springfield:
December 31, 2018 

April 13, 2019 

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