Issue No. 65
November 2017
SBC to perform at Memorial's Festival of Trees
Saturday, November 25, 2017
11:00 a.m.

Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds

Adults: $5
Children 3-12: $2
Children 2 and under: free

Purchase tickets at the door.

Catch a sneak peek at some of the dazzling variations that are part of our 43rd annual production of The Nutcracker!

We hope to see you there! 

Thank you for supporting SBC's Trivia Night 

Springfield Ballet Company wishes to thank all the businesses and individuals who helped make our Trivia Night on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Christ the King Parish such a great success! 

Thank you to Russ Friedewald and Mark McCue for serving as our hosts!

All proceeds from SBC's Trivia Night help support our educational and outreach programming.

Round Sponsors:
Sorling Northrup Attorneys
Tom Lange Co.
Happy Birthday, Honey! (Daryl Mitchell)
American Central Insurance
The True Adventures of Aladdin / Springfield Theatre Centre
Brooke Thomas and the Soul Patrol
Mother Ginger
Bank of Springfield
Endocrine Wellness/Schippel Chiropractic

Shop at Schnucks and Support the SBC! 

Giving is in the BAG!

Schnucks has been nourishing lives since 1939 and their commitment to Midwest Family Values has been one of their most enduring trademarks since its beginning.
The Schnucks - Bags 4 My Cause program was launched to enable their stores to facilitate community support for hunger relief organizations and causes that are important to their stores' customers, teammates, and neighborhoods.
At the same time, the program encourages increased use of reusable bags to help reduce the use and eventual disposal of paper and/or plastic bags.
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! 

The Nutcracker, A Grand Holiday Tradition

Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Sangamon Auditorium
Advance Tickets:
$33, $21 (youth 12 and under)

Day of Show:
$38, $26 (youth 12 and under)

Tickets: 217-206-6160 or
Presenting Sponsor:
Supporting Sponsor:
Landmark Automotive Group
Tickets are on sale now!

The Springfield Ballet Company proudly presents its 43rd annual production of  The Nutcracker.
The Nutcracker is a timeless holiday classic that follows Clara and her Nutcracker from a lavish Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then to a magical journey through the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. The production features a cast of more than 130, including our Company dancers, local adult actors, young dancers from the community and professional guest artists.
Make The Nutcracker a part of your family's grand holiday tradition!

For more information, click HERE

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.

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

Festival of Trees Performance:
November 25, 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:
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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