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December News & Updates

from Buffalo's world-class ballet conservatory and company

In a hurry? Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for the Ballet Bulletin for quick updates. 
(photo credit: Gene Witkowski)
The Nutcracker's 8th Year Another Success

This season's performances of The Nutcracker at Shea's were incredible and would not have been possible without the collective efforts of so many people. We are grateful to our students, their families, the volunteers, the staff, the BPO, Shea's, our guest artists and everyone in the audience. We're pleased to report that this year our audience grew by 200 more people! Even during the World's Biggest Disco and a Buffalo Bills game, supporters of the performing arts came out in full force to Shea's on Thanksgiving weekend. 

Neglia Ballet Student cast in
the award-winning Broadway hit 

"A Christmas Story, The Musical"

(Photo courtesy of Shea's: Michael Giannini, Dance Captain Brooke Martino & Maddie Roth)

Neglia Conservatory of Ballet student Maddie Roth will appear in the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical presented at Shea's December 13 - 18, 2016.

Maddie, along with local teen Michael Giannini, were chosen among over 100 children who auditioned for the part. The two will perform in a musical number and were required to learn specific choreography.

Maddie most recently performed in Neglia Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Baba Yaga.

A Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).  An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, and a double-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical, following its smash hit Broadway run, has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family. Visit for more info on tickets.

Annual Appeal

Thank you to our generous donors who've already responded with gifts to help us REACH NEW HEIGHTS during our November Appeal.

With the end of the year fast approaching, remember there is still a chance to make your 2016 tax-deductible contribution. We appreciate your taking the time to think of the performing arts and Neglia Ballet when making your 2016 contributions. The quickest way to give is online. Checks may be mailed to Neglia Ballet, 2495 Main Street #600, Buffalo, NY 14214. Or visit us in the studio - we'd love to see you! 
Neglia Apparel & Gear Make Great Gifts
Need a gift for your dancer or Neglia Ballet booster? We have an expanding line of Neglia branded apparel and gear for sale at our studio.
For dancers our new hooded unisex Onesie is perfect for keeping warm on the way to ballet class or feeling cozy on Christmas morning. 

Check out T-shirts, Fleeces, Jackets, and Sweatpants in many sizes and multiple colors.
The new Neglia hot/cold tumblers make thoughtful, unisex, one-size-fits all gifts.
Toss in a coffee shop gift card and you've got a treat to warm hearts well into the new year.
Give the Gifts of Ballet & Wellness

Do you know a young dancer you'd like to introduce to Neglia? Or an adult that could use some yoga or pilates? Until December 21 we are offering holiday gift certificates (for new students only) at huge savings. Youth packages come with choice of T-shirt or silver ballet charm. For more info, call the studio at 716-447-0401 or email
Adult Classes
Our newly expanded space at the Tri-Main Center has allowed our Adult Classes to grow. 

Adult Ballet - Mondays 5:45 - 7:15 pm 
Yoga Series - Tuesdays 6:30 pm
* Look for yoga emails and Facebook posts for updated series info in the new year
All Levels Express Yoga - Saturdays 9:30 - 10:15 am
Pilates / Floor Barre - Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 am

Don't forget Express Yoga meets Saturday mornings while your child is engaged in their own class. Take 45 minutes for yourself. Bonnie will get you rejuventated and ready for the weekend. 
For more info call the studio 716-447-0401 or email

(photo credit: Gene Witkowski)

Open Enrollment

Classes are available for ages three and older for boys, girls and adults. With three beautiful studios, our Conservatory schedule has expanded to include new youth and adult wellness classes.

Take a look at the Fall schedule and class offerings and register online to reserve your child's spot in class.

Questions? Email us at or
call (716) 447-0401
Register Now

Neglia's Ballet Bulletin

Quick updates for those who need the speedy version
Ongoing . . . 
  • Open Registration continues for fall classes for ages 3 - adult.
  • Adult Wellness Classes including YOGA & Pilates/Floor Barre.
  • Annual Appeal - Please make your tax-deductible donation by Dec 31, 2016.
  • Capital Campaign - Phase 2 - Help us BUILD BALLET IN BUFFALO
Coming Up . . . 
  • Winter Holiday Break - no classes Dec 19 - Jan 2. Classes resume Jan 3, 2017
  • Dancing To Live - Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • End of Year Conservatory Show  - Sunday, June 4, 2017 (new date)
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