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November 2017

We hosted three master classes on September 10th with Anthony Krutzkamp, director of Kansas City Ballet II. He was an inspiring teacher; everyone loved the classes and learned so much. We look forward to having him come back to teach more classes in the future.

I would like to remind all of you about important dates coming up. First, all of you should have received your recital costume note in the mail this week. Costume fees are due by Tuesday, November 21st. If several smaller payments need to be made to fulfill the amount due for you and/or your child(ren), 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 completed form with your payment. If you will be unable to perform, please turn in your form indicating this fact.

Students dressed up for Halloween this week, Monday, October 30th through Saturday, November 4th. We saw some really great costumes! Thanksgiving break will be Wednesday, November 22nd through Saturday, November 25th. The following week, Monday, November 27th through Saturday, December 2nd, we will be measuring students for recital costumes.

Our twelve liturgical classes and our touring liturgical company, Cleargold, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert, “To God Be The Glory,” at 8:00 PM on Saturday, 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.

We have started rehearsals for the 2017 production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” with a cast of nearly 200 dancers. Tickets are currently available to purchase at the studio. Our benefit performance will be Friday, December 8th at 10:00am. If you know of a senior retirement center or school who would like to attend, please have them contact Randi McCurry at 785-845-2255. Our public performances of the ballet are Friday, December 8th, at 8:00 PM, Saturday, December 9th, at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00 PM.

Sincerely,
Lacee Ebert
Director, Barbara’s Conservatory of Dance
Artistic Director, Ballet Midwest, Inc.
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