November 2016

I would like to remind all of you about important dates coming up. First, all of you should receive your recital costume note by mail the 1st week of November. Costume fees are due by Thursday, December 1st. If several smaller payments need to be made to fulfill this amount, you may make arrangements with the office staff. No costumes will be ordered for a dancer unless the estimated costume fee or other arrangements have been made. Please turn in your filled-out form with your payment. If you will be unable to perform, please turn in your form indicating this.

Students are dressing up for Halloween this week from Monday, October 31st through Saturday, November 5th. Have fun! Thanksgiving break will be Wednesday, November 23rd to Saturday, November 26th. The following week, Monday, November 28th through Saturday December 3, I will be measuring students for recital costumes.

Our fourteen liturgical classes and our touring liturgical company, Cleargold, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert, "To God Be The Glory", on Friday, December 2nd, at Topeka Performing Arts Center. The concert is free of charge. Please bring family and friends to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Everyone will leave feeling truly blessed by this 75 minute performance.

Ballet Midwest hosted their annual Gala at Topeka Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 29th. Masquerade was the theme this year. It was a delightful evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and dessert. Children 4-12 years old also enjoyed their special party. Company dancers presented "Les Sylphides" and "Masquerade" from "Phantom of the Opera" on the stage. Scott and Rachel Chew won the Royals Raffle. Congratulations!!

We have started rehearsals for the 2016 production of "The Nutcracker Ballet" with a cast of over 200 dancers. Tickets will be available to purchase at the studio next week. Our benefit performance will be Friday, December 9th at 10:00am. If you know of a senior retirement center or school who would like to attend, please have them contact Gina Mangiaracino at 785-633-9291 or Randi McCurry at 785-845-2255.

Barbara Ebert
Owner and Co-Director, Barbara's Conservatory of Dance
Artistic Co-Directors, Ballet Midwest, Inc.

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