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September 2015

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Dear New Haven Ballet Friends and Families,

Welcome back! This summer boasted a record number of participants. I was thrilled to see so many familiar and new faces during NHB's summer intensive program, as well as hear reports from advanced students who attended some of the nation's top classical ballet summer programs. This fall promises many new and fantastic changes at NHB, including the Grand Opening and Open House for NHB's new Branford Studios. We hope you will come in to say hello and see the NHB Offices at 70 Audubon Street, which also received a face lift.  

This is an especially exciting time at NHB and we are so grateful and happy to count you as part of our family!

Lisa Sanborn
Artistic Director 
New Haven Ballet
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Spring Performance DVDs

Spring Performance 2015 DVDs are ready for pick up! Please stop by NHB's main office at 70 Audubon Street, New Haven, for pick up through August 2015. After September 8, 2015, Branford Studio families may pick up their DVDs at the new Branford studios.

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Master Class -- SAB's Katrina Killian Returns

School of American Ballet Master Teacher, Katrina Killian, returns to NHB on Friday, August 21, to teach all interested incoming Level 6/7/8 students from 10-11:30 a.m. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to train with one of the U.S.'s premier ballet teachers. $20 fee. Class size limited. Call now to reserve your spot!

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Fall Registration

Fall registration is open and classes are filling quickly. Some classes are already full and wait lists are forming. Please register now to be certain your class spot is reserved.

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Swan Lake

Incoming NHB  Level 6/7/8 Students are excited about the opportunity to see NYCB perform Swan Lake in NYC on September 26! Students will take technique class from a NYCB dancer in NYCB studios, tour the theater, meet with dancers, and see NYCB perform. 
Swan Lake Photo © Paul Kolnik.

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New Branford Studios

NHB's new Branford Studios will be open for classes beginning September 8. The new facilities, 9 Business Park Drive, Branford, are conveniently located off of I-95 at Exit 56, with ample parking and new state of the art studios that feature sprung wood floors, marley surfaces for pointe work, and natural light. Keep your eyes peeled for our new sign, which will be installed before the end of August and visible from I-95.

NHB will also host an Open House on Saturday, September 12, from 12-3 p.m. We welcome everyone to come and see our new facilities!

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The Nutcracker 

Nutcracker auditions are around the corner. Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2015. Students in Creative Ballet 2 through Level 4 will audition on September 19 and students in Levels 5-8 will audition on September 20. Audition registration materials and The Nutcracker Handbook will be available the first week of classes.

Save the Date: The Nutcracker will once again be performed at the Shubert Theater December 18-20, 2015. This year's Nutcracker promises to be more spectacular than ever!
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Adult Open Division

Adult Open Division: Adult Open Division classes are held on a drop-in basis to students aged 14+: 

Through August 28: (Danspace, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven)
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m.; and
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.

Beginning September 8Fall Adult Class Schedule

Attention NHB Level 5-8 Students: This is your chance to maintain your fitness level and technique before fall classes begin. Receive a special rate for these classes. For more  information  call 203-782-9038 or email:
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Summer Overview

NHB's Summer Program was fantastic! With daily classes including Pilates, stretch, conditioning, nutrition and wellness for dancers, pointe technique, pointe variations, character dance, modern, contemporary, musicality, and ballet technique, students improved immensely, all while enjoying their time together and becoming close friends, and working closely with NHB Faculty, Guest Faculty and the Artistic Director. We are so excited to see the rest of our NHB students who studied at other ballet summer programs and appreciate their accomplishments, as well as catch up with those who enjoyed different summer experiences.

NHB partnered with Sarah Aldrich Pilates August 10-13 to offer students a specially designed Pilates workshop, which included work on equipment at Sarah Aldrich Pilates' beautiful New Haven studios. Students performed exercises to enhance their pointe work, strengthen their core and increase their foot/leg/back/body flexibility. Students loved working in the small group setting, which allowed instructors the luxury of focusing their attention on each student's individual needs. 

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2015 Fall Calendar

September 8 - Classes Begin
September 12 - Branford Studio Open House: 12-3 p.m. 
September 19-20 - Nutcracker Auditions
September 22 - Yom Kippur: Classes Canceled

October 5-10 - Observation Week
November 11 - Veterans Day: Classes Canceled

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Recess

December 14-20 - Nutcracker Production Week: Classes Canceled
December 18-20 - Nutcracker Performances: Shubert Theater, New Haven
December 21-January 3 - Winter Recess

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70 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Tel. 203.782.9038