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March News & Updates

from Buffalo's world-class ballet conservatory and company

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[pictured "Serenade" courtesy of Gene Witkowski]

Spring Appeal - Buffalo Deserves MORE Ballet

Happy Spring! While we've fulfilled our dream of moving to a state-of-the-art studio at the Tri-Main Center, there is still a lot of work ahead for Neglia Ballet.

With the recent move, budget cuts and increased operating expenses, we've had to make sacrifices to our performance schedule resulting in less ballet.

Neglia Ballet wants to give Buffalo MORE ballet, specifically we aim to restore our 4 show season. Wouldn't it be great for Baba Yaga to return this fall? We need your help to make that happen.

Be on the look out for the Spring Appeal in your mailbox. Or click here to donate. Every dollar helps. Thank you for your support!

Dancing To Live Gala

Mark your calendars for May 18 for the 4th annual Dancing to Live Gala. An evening for adults to experience new works from celebrated artists. There'll be delicious food from Current Catering, drinks, a silent auction and a chance to meet the dancers. Not only is it a fun evening, it's for a great cause too! Proceeds benefit both TargetCancer Foundation and Neglia Ballet's CityDance - bringing ballet to all.

Get your pre-sale Tickets today!

Sergio Teaches Students AND Teachers in Argentina

Welcome back Sergio! In February, Sergio had a whirlwind teaching tour of Argentina. As you may have seen on Facebook, he taught and scouted prospective international Summer Intensive students from cities including Gualeguaychú, Buenos Aires, Rosario, La Plata and Córdoba.

In 5 weeks and 5 cities, Sergio interacted with and enchanted over 250 dancers and presented 40 scholarships to join our 5-week Summer Intensive in Buffalo. 

While this is the 6th year Sergio has taught students in Argentina, 2017 marked the first time Sergio led a seminar specifically for teachers in Argentina. 
It was an honor to receive Sergio Neglia, not only for his artistic and educational trajectory but because he showed his deep love for what he does. His enthusiasm and conviction were contagious and that energy and knowledge achieved wonderful transformations to the students. As the headmaster of a school in progress in Córdoba, Argentina, this year I wanted the teacher Sergio Neglia to give classes to the young teachers of my school, and to the ones from distant cities of the interior of our large country. This experience was a success: the teachers did or witnessed the practical classes and then, they exchanged theory, questions and answers, explanations and anecdotes which enriched the training process strengthening the mechanisms involved in the act of teaching ballet.

~Cristina Gómez Comini,
Director of Danza Viva Centro de Estudios, Córdoba, Argentina
We are hopeful that seminars like this will continue in Argentina and other locations in the future.

A big THANK YOU to Sherri CampagniStephani Foraker and Beth Bartholomew for stepping in to help teach in February while Sergio was away! Great having you all at the studio.

Capital Campaign Update

We've entered Phase 2 of our Capital Campaign - running until the end 2017. And there's still room on our yet-to-be finalized Donor Wall. Our pressing needs are benches and cubbies in the dressing rooms for our students, and Nutcracker costumes and setsRead more about the campaign and how to help. Every donation helps. Thank you!
YOGA
Bonnie is returning with extra yoga training accreditation. Bonnie's Saturday classes resume on March 18. Bonnie's Breathe & Body Yoga Tuesday series resumes on March 21.

Drop-ins are welcome!
For info about Tuesday Yoga series email bonnie14222@gmail.com
For Saturdays, please call the Conservatory at (716) 447-0401
Registration is now OPEN for Summer Intensives. Our 5-week program runs June 26 - July 28 for dancers ages 10 and up. Our 2-week workshop runs July 17 - 28 for ages 8-12. Read more... Stay tuned for dates for Boys Dance Too - a FREE intro workshop for local boys who are interested in learning about dance.
Apply today for Summer Intensives
Registration is now OPEN for Storytime Explorers - a fun camp for girls and boys ages 4-8, July 31 - August 4. Campers will read, create and perform, all the while using their imaginations and making friends. Referral discount available. Read more...
Register Now for Storytime

Questions? Email us at info@negliaballet.org or
call (716) 447-0401

Neglia's Ballet Bulletin

Quick updates for those who need the speedy version
March News . . . 
  • Spring Appeal - please help us give MORE Ballet to Buffalo
  • Dancing to Live - Get your pre-sale TICKETS today
  • Sergio Teaching Students AND Teachers in Argentina
  • Bonnie's "Breathe & Body Yoga" resumes March 18.
Ongoing . . . 
  • Registration for Summer Intensives - June 26 - July 28
  • Registration for Storytime Explorers - July 31 - August 4
  • Open Registration continues for classes for ages 3 - adult.
  • Adult Wellness Classes including YOGA & Pilates/Floor Barre.
  • Capital Campaign - Phase 2 - Help us BUILD BALLET IN BUFFALO
Coming Up . . . 
  • Dancing To Live - Thursday, May 18, 2017
  • End of Year Conservatory Show  - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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