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November Monthly Newsletter

Cincinnati Ballet is proud to unveil its plans to build a new home! The Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance will dramatically expand Cincinnati Ballet’s mission to enrich, expand, and excel in the art of dance through performance, a high-caliber academy, and impactful education and community engagement programs. The size of the new ballet center will be significantly larger, providing ample space for the Company, as well as the Otto M. Budig Academy and specialized programming.

An Insider Presentation will be held for Academy families on Thursday, November 7 at 6:15 pm in the Cincinnati Ballet Center lobby. Join us to learn more about the center's unique features designed specifically with our Academy community in mind.


November 7: Academy Insider Presentation @ 6:15 pm
November 10: Summer Intensive Photo Day
November 11 - 17: Parent Observation Week
November 15: Lost and Found bins emptied
November 15: Tuition Installment Due (Monthly Plans)
November 21: Parents Association General Meeting @ 7 pm
November 28 - December 1: NO CLASSES - Thanksgiving Break

Parents Association

November General Meeting 

Thursday, November 21
7:00 - 8:15 pm
Cincinnati Ballet Center

The Parents Association’s first general meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, November 21, in the Ballet Center lobby. Join us to explore intensive summer training for Main Division dancers. Bring your questions and join us! No RSVP necessary.

Parent Observation Week

The week of November 11 - 17, we invite Academy parents and guardians into the studio classroom to observe class and witness your students’ hard work and progress. We kindly ask you limit the number of observers to 2 people per student to allow for comfortable seating for all. A few other reminders:

• Parents may come and go as needed. When entering the studio, please wait until the current exercise is completed and the music has stopped.
• No electronic devices may be brought into the studio. If you need to use your cell phone, please step into the hallway.
• For the protection of all students, absolutely no photography or videography is allowed during class.

Academy Holiday Party

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:30 - 7:30 pm

The Otto M. Budig Academy and the Academy Parents Association are proud to present Visions of Sugarplums, our fourth annual Nutcracker and Holiday Party. Ticket sales will open to all Academy families on November 11, so watch your inbox for details coming soon.

We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of performances, food, crafts, and lots more holiday fun for the whole family! But we can’t do it without our dedicated volunteers. To learn how you can support the event with time and donations, please visit our sign-ups below.

Winter Dance Camp

Ward off the winter blues with Cincinnati Ballet! This holiday season, we’re thrilled to host our second winter dance camp experience from January 2 - 4, 2020, for dancers ages 4-9.

Students will chassé through the season with three days of games, crafts, and magical wintry tunes. Priority registration for current Academy families opens November 8! Registration opens to the general public on November 15. Don’t miss this chance to dance over the holiday break!

2020 National Audition Tour

Cincinnati Ballet's National Audition Tour will be announced this week! Our nationally recognized six-week summer programs provide intensive training designed to cultivate individual potential. Acceptance into the Summer Intensive and Collegiate Intensive is by audition only. Students interested in Summer Intensive must be 12 years of age by program start date to be eligible to audition. Students interested in Collegiate Intensive must be 18 years of age by program start date.

Summer Intensive and Collegiate Intensive will both run June 15 - July 24, 2020. Any eligible Academy student who is interested must attend one of two auditions at the Cincinnati Ballet Center on January 5 or February 2, 2020. The audition fee is waived for current students, but you’re encouraged to pre-register online, so keep an eye out for a formal announcement coming soon!

Young Performers

Save the Date!

Young Performers Auditions
Family Series: Snow White
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
2:30 - 9:00 PM
Cincinnati Ballet Center

The full audition notice with age and height requirements will be posted later this month.

Volunteer Opportunity

Spread holiday magic around town! We invite Academy families to help spread the word about Cincinnati Ballet's upcoming performances of The Nutcracker by hanging posters in your community. Please visit the Front Desk to receive a pack of 20 posters (or more!). For every 20 posters hung, you will receive two complimentary tickets. Complimentary tickets will be issued in select price zones and may not be seated by already purchased tickets. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call 513.562.1114.

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