Volume I • Issue VI • January 2, 2019
Talking Pointes
Notes from the Directors
Dear Wilmington Ballet Families and Friends,

The Nutcracker was a splendid success! We have enjoyed our reflection and rest over the holidays and are ready to return to the studios rejuvenated. We look forward to discussing your dancer's finer "pointes" with you during conferences this month. Happy 2019 to all!

Our best to you,
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Enroll Now for WB 2019 Classes, Summer Camps, and Intensives!
Important Dates
Jan. 2 Classes resume; registration for Summer Camps and Intensives begins.

Jan. 5 Ballet Guild meeting, 11 a.m.
See details below.

Jan. 12 Girl Scouts Dance Badge Workshop, 12:30–2:30 p.m.

Jan. 12 Kingdom of the Sweets
2018 Nutcracker Cast Party, 5–8 p.m.
See details below.

Jan. 14–19 Parents' Observation Week

Jan. 15–26 Level D–H Dancer-Parent Conferences with the Directors.
See details below.

Jan. 20 Q3 begins; tuition charged.

Jan. 26 Deadline to submit Academy Performance permission slips.
See separate email to follow.

Jan. 29 Board meeting

Feb. 2 Ballet Guild meeting

Feb. 3 Casts posted on website.

Feb. 6 Rehearsals for Academy Performance, WBII Performance, and Italian Festival begin.

April 6 or 13 WBII Performance (Adult Students)

June 9 Italian Festival Performance (Levels F–H)

June 22–23 WB Academy Performance (All WB Dancers) at the University of Delaware, Mitchell Hall, Newark

Grotto Pizza FUNdraiser Raises Dough
We raised almost $300 by just eating pizza! Thanks for supporting WB and our wonderful dancers!
Thank you, Tuttleman Family Foundation, for your $10,000 donation to Wilmington Ballet!
Your support is appreciated!
January Sale! Shop WB!
$10 off any WB Yoga or Jogger Pant when you use code YOGA at checkout. Visit our website to browse and buy today.
 Limited sizes available.
Sign Up Now for Parent-Dancer Conferences with the Directors

Parents with dancers in the WB Preprofessional Division, Levels D–H, are strongly encouraged to meet with the directors to discuss your dancer's progress and training. Click here to sign up for a conference . Dancers in levels Preschool–C may also request a conference.
Join Us at the Ballet Guild for Coffee
(or Wine?!). New Early Meeting Time!
Do you like to drink and think of ways to help the ballet? The Wilmington Ballet Guild wants you! All dance parents, alumni, and friends of the ballet are welcome to join!

Monthly meetings at the studios will be held on the first Saturday of the month — the next meeting will be Jan. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. The agenda includes a Nutcracker recap and plans for the Kingdom of the Sweets Nutcracker Cast Party! See details below.
A variety of wines, courtesy of Franks Wine, will be served at every Ballet Guild meeting. Cheers! Franks Wine is the official sponsor of the Wilmington Ballet Guild.
Kingdom of the Sweets
Nutcracker Cast Party

Saturday, January 12, 5–8 p.m.

Relive the magical performances at the Nutcracker Cast Party! Come see the photo slide show and the video release of The Nutcracker at the studios with commentary by the directors. Did we hear there's going to be a hip-hop dance party and a chocolate fountain there too? All volunteers, crew, and cast members are welcome. A parent should escort young cast members to the event. This event is sponsored by the Wilmington Ballet Guild. Donations welcome! Look for a sign-up genius email which will be sent to confirm attendance and gather donations for the party.
This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the  Delaware Division of the Arts ,  a state agency, in partnership with the   National Endowment for the Arts . The Division promotes Delaware arts events on   DelawareScene.com .