Academy Newsletter: November Issue

Parents Association General Meeting
Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM

The Parents Association’s second general meeting of the year will be held this Thursday, November 8, at 7PM in the Ballet Center lobby. Join us to explore all levels of summer dance training, from dance camps to intensives. Bring your questions and join us! No RSVP necessary.

Summer Intensive Audition Tour 

Cincinnati Ballet's Summer Intensive Audition Tour has been announced! Our nationally recognized six-week 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 17 - July 26, 2019. Any eligible Academy student who is interested must attend one of two auditions at the Cincinnati Ballet Center on January 5 or January 27, 2019. The audition fee is waived for current students, but you’re encouraged to pre-register online. The links below include a promo code especially for current Academy students. When you complete the registration form for your chosen audition, the fee will be waived once you get to your cart.

Winter Dance Camp

Ward off the winter blues with Cincinnati Ballet! This NEW dance camp will be held at the Ballet Center January 2 - 4, 2019, for dancers ages 4-9

Chassé through the season with three days of games, crafts, and magical wintry tunes. Priority registration for current Academy families opens TODAY! Registration opens to the general public on November 15. We hope you’ll join us! 

Parent Observation Week

The week of November 12 - 18, we invite Academy parents and guardians into the studio classroom to observe class and witness your students’ hard work and progress. We kindly ask that 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

On Sunday, December 9, the Otto M. Budig Academy and the Academy Parents Association present Visions of Sugarplums, our third annual Nutcracker and Holiday Party. We will be opening ticket sales for this event to all Academy families on November 12, 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-up below.

Calendar at a Glance

November 8: Parents Association General Meeting

November 12 - 18: Parent Observation Week

November 12: Tickets on sale for Visions of Sugarplums

November 15: Tuition Installment Due (monthly plans)

November 18: Summer Intensive Audition Photo Day

November 22 - 25: No Classes - Thanksgiving Break 

December 1: Nutcracker Young Performers Cast Party

December 9: Visions of Sugarplums Academy Holiday Party 

First Class Free

This fall, the Academy invites new students ages 2 through 9 to try their first class for FREE! If you know someone who's ready to schedule a free class, please direct them to the link below or contact the Academy staff at 513.562.1111 or If a friend you refer enrolls in classes for the year, a $20 tuition credit is yours as a thank you!

New Classes

The Academy is growing! Due to popular demand and expanding waitlists, we’ve recently added several new classes in Main Division Level 1 and across the Children’s Division. For updated class schedules, visit our Children’s Division and Main Division webpages or the Academy table in the Ballet Center hallway. As always, you can contact the Academy administrative team at 513.562.1111 or to change your schedule or enroll a new student.

Young Performers Corner


Congratulations to the young performers who graced the stage last weekend in Peter Pan. The show was a high-flying spectacle, and our students added to the magic and the fun. Bravo!
Photography: Peter Mueller

Save the Date: Nutcracker Cast Party

Mark your calendars! Nutcracker Young Performers Cast Party will be on Saturday, December 1. More details will follow via email. 

Nutcracker Posters

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 10 posters (or more!) For every 10 posters hung, you will receive a complimentary ticket. Complimentary tickets will be issued in select price zones and may not be seated by already purchased tickets.

Special Opportunities

Peter and the Wolf @ Fitton Center

Cincinnati Ballet’s own Professional Training Division dancers will be performing a special production of Peter & the Wolf this Friday, November 9, at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. This classic story of a brave boy, his pet duck, and a troublesome wolf promises fun for the whole family. 

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema

The annual Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Series will bring seven full-length story ballets to Cincinnati movie theaters starting November 11. Academy dancers and families may enjoy the opportunity to see this internationally renowned company perform such classics as La Bayadere, Don Quixote, and The Nutcracker. Tickets are available for purchase online now. 

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