Issue No. 69
April 2018
Faerie Tale a
Stunning Showcase of SBC 

Audiences were delighted with SBC's production of Faerie Tale on April 14 & 15, 2018, at Sangamon Auditorium.

Families enjoyed a pre-show Faerie Princess Party hosted by Springfield Youth Performance Group; a beautiful performance featuring our Company dancers and guest performers; and a photo opportunity with Titania, Snow White and Cinderella following the show.

Thank you to Patrick Russell Creative for capturing some beautiful moments from our dress rehearsal, and thank you to UMedia/David Cain for the full cast video still from Saturday's curtain call. 

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!

Open Auditions for SBC's 2018-2019 Season Company Dancers and Trainees
Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II
420 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
The Springfield Ballet Company will be holding open auditions to select Company Dancers and Trainees for its upcoming 2018-2019 season.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Theatre II, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701. The audition fee is $20.

The auditon will consist of a 90-minute classical ballet class.
Dancers should arrive 30 minutes early to register. Ladies should have their hair secured in a tight bun and must wear a black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes and/or pointe shoes. No skirts will be allowed. Men should wear black pants, a white T-shirt and black ballet or jazz shoes.

For additional information, visit our website HERE

SBC's 2018 Summer Intensive Workshops
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

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:
2018-2019 Season Auditions for Company dancers and Trainees:
May 20, 2018

SBC's Summer Outreach Tour: 
June 4-8, 2018 

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 

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