Issue No. 67
January 2018
RSVP TODAY! An Evening in Paris, SBC's Tutu Ball 

You are cordially invited to the Springfield Ballet Company's Tutu Ball

An Evening in Paris

Illini Country Club
1601 Illini Road
Springfield, Illinois
February 3, 2018

$85 per person
RSVP by January 26 
Cocktails: 6 p.m.
Dining & Dancing: 7 to 11 p.m.

Live Music by Frank Parker
Black Tie Optional

Please call the SBC offices for more details or e-mail Sally at hamilton@springfieldballetco.org

Leap into Lincoln at the ALPLM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8:45 a.m. (morning session)
10:45 a.m. (early afternoon session)
Admission: FREE*
Space is limited to 500 per session.
* This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and with funding from the Springfield Area Arts Council.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
212 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
Leap into Lincoln is BACK! The Springfield Ballet Company's educational program, Leap into Lincoln, will be presented in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (ALPLM) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, with options of morning or early afternoon sessions. Leap into Lincoln gives students a unique way to connect with the people, events and dances from Lincon's era and make them real.
Leap into Lincoln is an opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students to experience, firsthand, the various styles of dance in Abraham Lincoln's lifetime. Students will watch the Springfield Ballet Company perform a variety of dance styles from 1809 to 1865, including segments of ballets from the Romantic era (Giselle, La Sylphide and Pas de Quatre), stately court dances, and American folk dances (reels, jigs, square dance and African slave dance).
Visit our website HERE for additional information and for a school reservation form. Deadline to apply is February 2, 2018.

SBC's Girl Scouts Workshop

Saturday, March 24, 2018

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost of Workshop: $25 per participant
Additional information and a registration form can be found on our website HERE.
Workshop Location:
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701
Faerie Tale Performance Location:
Sangamon Auditorium (April 14 & 15, 2018)
The Springfield Ballet Company's Girl Scouts Workshop is $25 per participant. This includes**: the one and a half hour workshop, supplemental educational materials and one student ticket to SBC's performance of Faerie Tale at Sangamon Auditorium (with choice of attending April 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. or April 15, 2018, at 2 p.m.) **Please note: The cost of the scout badge is not included in this fee. Badge purchases will need to be arranged by troop leaders. However, the exclusive SBC patch IS included in the workshop fee!
And for every 10 participants, we will provide the troop leader with one complimentary adult ticket to the performance! (Additional adult tickets can be purchased on the registration form.)
Registration will close on Monday, March 12, 2018, or when we reach a capacity of 250 participants.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's workshop and performance of Faerie Tale!  

Faerie Tale... Magic Awaits - TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Saturday, April 14, 2018
2:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
2:00 p.m.

University of Illinois at Springfield
Sangamon Auditorium

Advance Tickets:** $33, $21 (youth 12 and under)
Day of Show: $38, $26 (youth 12 and under)

217-206-6160 or online  HERE

Presenting Sponsor: HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital
Faerie Tale... Magic Awaits

Snow White, Cinderella and their Princes are traveling through the woods on a magical night. They find themselves amid a fairy preparation for the wedding of Titania and Oberon, King and Queen of the fairies. An errant donkey carrying gifts for the couple wanders into the woods to rest.

Between these unlikely groups flies Puck, armed only with a wicked sense of humor and a love potion capable of making anyone fall for the first person they set eyes upon.

What could possibly go wrong?

Faerie Tale is Springfield Ballet Company's enchanting ballet set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn and Pytor Tchaikovsky. April 14 and 15, 2018, at 2:00 pm, Sangamon Auditorium.

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

An Evening in Paris,
SBC's Tutu Ball:
February 3, 2018 

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

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

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