Volume I • Issue V • December 1, 2018
Talking Pointes
Notes from the Directors
Dear Wilmington Ballet Families and Friends,

So, what's new? Oh, you want to know what's new in The Nutcracker ??? Hmmm. Well, we don't want to spoil it, so you're just going to have to buy a ticket and see for yourself!

Our best to you,
#wilmingtonballet #nutcracker @wilmballet
Photo by Ali Gayle
Important Dates
December 1 Ballet Guild meeting, 4 p.m.

December 3–9 No regular classes during show week; some Ballet A, and Teen & Adult Drop-In classes will be held—see website calendar

December 8 The Nutcracker, 2 & 7 p.m.

December 9 The Nutcracker, 2 & 6 p.m.

December 10 Grotto Pizza FUNdraiser
Classes resume, but no Ballet EFGH classes this night (go eat pizza instead)
Monday Adult Jazz & Musical Theatre Class with Christopher Davis (instead of ballet)

December 10–15 Bring a Friend to Ballet Week

December 17–January 1 Studio closed; some Teen & Adult Drop-In classes will be held—see website calendar

January 2 Classes resume; dancer and parent conferences begin (Sign-up Genius will be sent December 14)

January 5 Ballet Guild and Post-Production Nutcracker meetings

January 12 Girl Scouts Dance Badge Workshop, 1–4 p.m.
Nutcracker Cast Party—Kingdom of the Sweets! 5 p.m.

January 20 Q3 begins
Grotto Pizza FUNdraiser
Mark your calendar for December 10 !
Take a night off from cooking and get dinner at Grotto Pizza from 4–9 p.m. (Pennsylvania Ave. location only)
Present the voucher (print out) and 20% of your total bill will be donated to Wilmington Ballet. Vouchers are attached. Please print and share with friends and family! Takeout orders are included.
Thanks for supporting WB and our wonderful dancers through this FUNdraiser!
Thank you, Delaware All-State Theatre, for your $1,000 donation to Wilmington Ballet!
Your support is appreciated!
Remember to use smile.amazon.com when shopping online! You can select Wilmington Ballet, Delaware, Academy of the Dance as the charity you wish to support. Thank you!
Nutcracker News
Tickets are on sale now ! Order today, as shows are nearly sold out! Performances will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 9 at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Playhouse on Rodney Square.

Tickets are $10, $20, $35, and $40.
Pictured above is our 2018 Nutcracker Sugarplum Fairy—and New York City Ballet soloist—Unity Phelan. Cast members can meet Unity and her Cavalier, Russell Janzen, and get a photo/autograph with them at the theater between performances on Saturday, December 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nutcrackers and posters will be available for sale during the event.
Visit the Nutcracker Theater Boutique for Holiday Gifts
Get your assorted Nutcrackers, dress-up tutus, flowers, posters, and WB apparel in the lobby of the theater! Find great Nutcracker and holiday gifts! You can also visit wilmingtonballet.org to view and order all winter apparel items, including hats, socks, hoodies, sweaters, jackets, pants, and warm-up booties. Sizes Youth Small to Adult XXL. You can also order performance DVDs!
Come Wine with the Ballet Guild
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 TODAY , from 4 to 4:45 p.m. On the agenda are The Nutcracker and the Kingdom of the Sweets Cast Party.

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.
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 .
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